OTTAWA, May 4, 2013 / CNW / A fulsome investigation into a former Halifax mayor’s role as executor of a family friend’s estate has taken the Canadian Association of Journalists’ top prize for investigative journalism in 2012.
Tim Bousquet, of The Coast in Halifax, N.S., was the recipient of the 2012 Don McGillivray Award, which recognizes the best of the recipients in the investigative categories that are part of the CAJ Awards program. Bousquet accepted the award via Skype from his home, speaking to the audience at the CAJ’s annual conference banquet and awards gala. The gala was held at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on the second day of #CAJ2013.
Bousquet had earlier been honoured as the recipient of the community newspaper category, recognizing investigative work done by journalists in newspapers with an average circulation under 25,000 or that are published fewer than five days a week. His entry focused on former mayor Peter Kelly’s questionable management of a family friend’s estate after her death.
Also announced Saturday were the recipients in 14 other investigative and general excellence categories. Please find these listed below. The CAJ congratulates all recipients and finalists for their amazing work published and broadcast across all media in the 2012 calendar year.
The recipients in the OPEN NEWSPAPER / WIRE SERVICE category are:
Stephen Maher, Glen McGregor
Dirty election tricks revealed
The recipient in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category is:
A trust betrayed
The Coast – Halifax, NS
The recipient in the MAGAZINE category is:
Is egg donation dangerous?
The recipients in the OPEN TELEVISION (UNDER FIVE MINUTES RUNTIME) category are:
Robert Fife, Philip Ling
XL Foods investigation
The recipients in the OPEN TELEVISION (OVER FIVE MINUTES RUNTIME) category are:
Gil Shochat, Alex Shprintsen, Joseph Loeiro
CBC News – Investigative Unit
The recipient in the REGIONAL TELEVISION category is:
Breaking the mold
CBC North – Maamuitaau
The recipient in the OPEN RADIO NEWS OR CURRENT AFFAIRS category is:
Wanted: Egg donor in good health
CBC Radio – The Sunday Edition
The recipient in the CAJ / MARKETWIRED DATA JOURNALISM AWARD is:
The recipient in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:
Freelance / The Canadian Press
The recipient in the SCOOP category is:
Canada’s torture memos
The Canadian Press
The recipient in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:
Brazen killing may be gang retaliation / Sandip Duhre was shot to death
The recipient in the PRINT FEATURE category is:
He sang with all his heart
The recipients in the JHR / CAJ AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING are:
Nahlah Ayed, Diane Grant
CBC News – The National
The recipients in the CWA CANADA / CAJ AWARD FOR LABOUR REPORTING are:
Greig de Peuter, Nicole Cohen, Enda Brophy
Interns, unite! (you have nothing to lose – literally)
The recipient in the CAJ / CNW GROUP STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE is:
The Girls of War
Toronto Star / Carleton University
Consistent with information in the entry package instructions, judges had the discretion to name between one and five finalists in each award category. There were a total 177 entries for the 2012 awards program. Look for information about the 2013 program before the end of this calendar year.