IN THE FIELD

The CAJ's In The Field series invites leading Canadian journalists to share the stories behind the making of their award-winning works. 


In The Field: Jason Markusoff

 Jason Markusoff describes the race to get the story, and measures taken to sneak into the fire-ravaged community— days before the official media tour. Read it >>HERE<<


In The Field: Abigail Bimman

 It started with a tip. Abigail Bimman describes how she ended up alerting Long-term care facilities about a nurse with fake credentials. READ IT >>HERE<<


 Reporting On Terror: Michelle Gagnon 

"Understanding the strategy behind the strike, the particularities of the place and the specific hurdles to the investigation can only come from following a story and maintaining contacts." 

Michelle Gagnon gives us the back story behind The Extremes. READ IT >>HERE<< 


 Reporting On Fentanyl: Karen Howlett

Karen Howlett explains how a team of Globe and Mail journalists attempted to trace the deadly path of fentanyl from supplier to consumer— a search that would produce troubling questions about the ability of governments to get a handle on this national crisis. READ IT >>HERE<<


 Reporting On Fentanyl: Grant Robertson

"The boxes of long-forgotten files, including transcripts and statements of claim dating back to the early 1990s, related to a series of patent fights between Purdue and some of Canada’s biggest drug companies. "

Grant Robertson talks about how he and colleague Karen Howlett teamed up to tell their award-winning story "How a little-known patent sparked Canada's opioid crisis." READ IT >>HERE<<


 

Reporting On Fentanyl: Travis Lupick 

The Downtown Eastside is arguably the country’s most visible example of the human cost of Canada’s opioid abuse. Travis Lupick explains how he teamed up with Amanda Seibert to take readers and viewers to the streets to tell the story of an embattled community struggling to help – and heal – itself. READ IT >>HERE<<