Telegram up for two regional awards

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The Telegram is in the running for two Atlantic Journalism Awards.

The newsroom is up in the continuing coverage (print) category for its work on the Cougar helicopter crash last March.

As well, photographer Joe Gib-bons is nominated in the photojournalism spot news (print) category.

"We're pleased that the newsroom's efforts during the helicopter tragedy have been recognized," said Charles Stacey, publisher of The Telegram. "The reporters punched in some long hours, reporting on something that was, at times, emotionally tough to write about."

Ron Ennis (left) and Joe Gibbons.

The Telegram is in the running for two Atlantic Journalism Awards.

The newsroom is up in the continuing coverage (print) category for its work on the Cougar helicopter crash last March.

As well, photographer Joe Gib-bons is nominated in the photojournalism spot news (print) category.

"We're pleased that the newsroom's efforts during the helicopter tragedy have been recognized," said Charles Stacey, publisher of The Telegram. "The reporters punched in some long hours, reporting on something that was, at times, emotionally tough to write about."

Gibbons' photo depicted emergency teams rescuing a construction worker trapped by a cave-in on Cumberland Crescent.

"This is the second year in a row for one of Joe's pictures," Stacey said. "His nomination shows the quality of the work our photographers continue to produce."

Kerry Hann, The Telegram's managing editor, said the nominations reflect the quality of the paper's staff.

"We produced some great work last year and everyone should be proud. We have one of the most creative and hard working newsrooms in the country," he said.

Tim Bousquet of The Coast in Halifax and Marty Klinkenberg of The Telegraph-Journal in Saint John are also up in the continuing coverage category.

Noel Chenier of The Telegraph-Journal and Steve Wadden of the Cape Breton Post in Sydney are nominated in the same category as Gibbons.

Meanwhile, it was also an-nounced Tuesday that the former managing editor of Transcontinental Media's community newspapers is the first-ever recipient of the Atlantic Journalism Awards' lifetime achievement award.

Ron Ennis' career spans 42 years in community journalism.

Starting as a proofreader at the Grand Falls Advertiser, he worked his way up to be the managing editor of a provincial chain that at one time had 17 papers and a combined weekly circulation exceeding 100,000.

Ennis retired last fall.

"Ron made an enormous, invaluable contribution to our community newspapers throughout his career and the chain is stronger because of him.

"He certainly deserves this award and we're all quite proud of him," said Stacey, also Transcontinental Media's general manager in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Other media outlets in the province are also in the running for the regional awards.

CBC News received a total of 15 nominations, Atlantic Business Magazine got four, VOCM has two and Radio-Canada received one.

The awards will be presented during a gala event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel May 8.

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Organizations: The Telegram, The Telegraph-Journal, Transcontinental Media Cape Breton Post CBC News Atlantic Business Magazine Radio-Canada Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel

Geographic location: Saint John, Sydney, Newfoundland and Labrador

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  • Pauline
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Another honour for a great photographer. Good luck in Halifax

  • Bern
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Way to go Joe.

  • Pauline
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Another honour for a great photographer. Good luck in Halifax

  • Bern
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Way to go Joe.