VANCOUVER, Sept. 4, 2013 /CNW/ – Finalists have been named for the 2013 Jack Webster Awards, with category winners to be announced at the 27th annual Jack Webster Awards dinner on October 30 at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver.

National Post columnist Christie Blatchford is the featured speaker at the awards dinner and CTV News at Six co-anchors Tamara Taggart and Mike Killeen take on this year’s hosting duties. The 2013 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to David Baines, recently retired after 25 years with The Vancouver Sun.

Best News Reporting of the Year – Print

  • Gillian Shaw, Lori Culbert, Mark Yuen, Dean Broughton, Mike Hager, The Vancouver Sun: Amanda Todd
  • Dene Moore, The Canadian Press: Enbridge Northern Gateway
  • Gordon McIntyre, The Province: Stink Raised over Legal Grow-ops

Best News Reporting of the Year – Radio

  • Marcella Bernardo, CKNW News Talk 980: Epic Failure
  • Bob Keating, CBC Radio: Johnsons Landing Slide
  • Rick Cluff, Shiral Tobin, Chris Brown, Elaine Chau, Jodie Martinson, Margaret Gallagher, CBC Radio One, The Early Edition: Pidgin Protests

Best News Reporting of the Year – Television

  • Kathy Tomlinson, Mike Clarke, CBC News Vancouver: Budget Rent A Car Rip-off
  • Jon Woodward, CTV British Columbia: Deadly Recovery
  • Brian Coxford, Karl Casselman, Monty Burt, Global BC: Recovery House

Best Feature Story – Print

  • Ros Guggi, John Fuller, J.J. Adams, Erik Rolfsen, Cheryl Chan, Sam Cooper, Elaine O’Connor, Ethan Baron, Arlen Redekop, Jason Payne, Les Bazso, Jenelle Schneider, Dharm Makwana, Rafe Arnott, The Province: Heartbeat: Inside St. Paul’s Hospital
  • Lori Culbert, The Vancouver Sun: The Agony of Ecstasy
  • Denise Ryan, The Vancouver Sun: Through Her Sister’s Eyes

Best Feature Story – Radio

  • Theresa O’Leary, Yvonne Gall, CBC Radio: Mothers and Sons: Restorative Justice
  • Garth Mullins, Lisa Hale, Yvonne Gall, CBC Radio: The Imaginary Albino
  • Jodie Martinson, CBC Radio One, The Current: To Have & to Hold: Evelyn Amony’s Story

Best Feature Story – Television

  • Kelvin Redvers, CTV BC – First Story: A Home for Edgar
  • Therese Champagne, Radio-Canada Television: My Culture of Rice
  • Kent Simmonds, James Peters, CFJC-TV Kamloops: Scott Casey,In the Devil’s Courthouse
  • Scott Roberts, CTV British Columbia: The Spill

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Digital Journalism

  • Devon Goodsell, Jonathan Derouchie, Kali Smith, Stephen Smart, Dan Burritt, Renee Filippone, Mike Laanela, Jennifer Sheppard, Rhiannon Coppin, CBC News Vancouver: B.C. Votes 2013
  • Chad Skelton, Lori Culbert, Gordon Hoekstra, The Vancouver Sun: Political Donations and Lobbyists
  • Bruce Claggett, Denise Wong, News 1130 Radio, Twitter Townhall

Jack Webster Business, Industry and Economics Award 
Endowed by Jean Cormier

  • Bob Mackin, John McComb, Greg Schott, CKNW AM 980: A Look at Port Metro Vancouver
  • Richard Chu, Jen St. Denis, Jenny Wagler, Nelson Bennett, Glen Korstrom, Joannah Connolly, Timothy Renshaw, Business in Vancouver and biv.comBusiness in Vancouver B.C. election coverage
  • Daniel Wood, The Georgia Straight: Delta Projects Threaten Farms and Wildlife

Best Reporting – Chinese Language

  • Richard Li, James Fung, David Jang, Sing Tao Daily: A Chinese Miners’ Controversy Stirs BC
  • Spencer Gall, Fairchild TV Magazine 26, Fairchild TV News and Current Affairs: Against the Odds: Aging out of Foster Care
  • Debbie Chen, Shang Gao, Diana Cui, Fairchild Radio FM96.1: More Immigrants More Challenge

Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting:

  • Catherine Litt, Michele Young, Kamloops Daily News: A Duty to Remember
  • David P. Ball, The Tyee: Cross-border Coal War?
  • Tyler Olsen, Chilliwack Times: Living in a Death Trap

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism
Sponsored by the Law Society of BC

  • Kim Bolan, The Vancouver Sun: Inside the Angels
  • Peter McKnight, The Vancouver Sun: Neurolaw
  • Rob Wipond, Focus Magazine: The Case for Electroshocking Mia

Jack Webster Award for Science, Technology, Health and Environment

  • Cam Fortems, Michele Young, Kamloops Daily News: Condition Critical
  • Pamela Fayerman, The Vancouver Sun: Fallopian Tube Removal for Ovarian Cancer Prevention: a BC Innovation
  • Duncan McCue, James Roberts, Doug Trent, Michelle Billman, CBC News – The National: MOOC

Commentator of the Year
Presented in memory of Linda Webster
Winner will be announced at the Jack Webster Awards Dinner

Tickets for the October 30 awards dinner at the Westin Bayshore, Vancouver can be ordered by calling 604-261-6184, by emailingtickets@jackwebster.com or by visiting www.jackwebster.com and following the dinner ticket link. Tickets are $170 per person or $1,700 for a table of 10. A portion of the dinner ticket price is tax deductible.


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