Telegram takes first for continuing coverage of Cougar tragedy and second prize for photo at Atlantic Journalism Awards

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The second-place winning photo by The Telegram's Joe Gibbons. - Telegram file photo

Telegram photographer Joe Gibbons wasn't disappointed Saturday night when one of his photos from this year came in second place at the Atlantic Journalism Awards in Halifax.
Gibbons' photo was taken when a two construction workers who were working on Cumberland Crescent in St. John's on June 27 were injured in a ground cave in. One of the workers had to be dug out by hand.
Gibbons' photo was beat out by Steve Wadden of the Cape Breton Post, in Sydney, NS called "Fire Rescue on Roof."
Also coming in second place was Noel Chenier of the Telegraph-Journal, in Saint John, NB for a photograph called "Dwarfed by Fire."
The Telegram took first place in the category of continuing coverage for the work done by staff around the Cougar Helicopter Crash of March 2009, beating out the Coast in Halifax for its coverage of the broken sewage plant there, and Marty Klinkenberg of the Telegraph-Journal, in Saint John, NB for his coverage called "Accident Aftermath."
For more coverage of the Atlantic Journalism awards, see Monday's Telegram.

Organizations: Telegraph-Journal, Cape Breton Post

Geographic location: Halifax, Saint John, St. John's Sydney

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  • Michelle
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Congrats to Joe for your great photos. Well deserved!

  • dennis
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    Joe you done it again. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. Great job as usual. As always, first class.

  • Michelle
    July 01, 2010 - 20:19

    Congrats to Joe for your great photos. Well deserved!

  • dennis
    July 01, 2010 - 19:54

    Joe you done it again. Your hard work does not go unnoticed. Great job as usual. As always, first class.