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Finalists named for BC's Annual Journalism Awards

Western Canada's preeminent journalism awards announced the finalists in the 12 different categories for the 2018 Jack Webster Awards. The awards recognize excellence in journalism in BC and all finalists will be celebrated, and the one winner in each category will be announced at the October 29th awards dinner to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Vancouver.

Also at the awards dinner the 2018 Commentator of the Year will be announced, as will the 2018 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2018 Bill Good Award. Keith Morrison, an award-winning correspondent for Dateline NBC who joined the program in 1995 after a prominent career at both NBC and in Canadian television. will be the event's guest speaker.

The 2018 Jack Webster Awards Finalists are:

Best Breaking News Reporting - Print/Text-Based Online
  • Bethany Lindsay, Justin McElroy, Angela Sterritt, Brady Strachan, Lien Yeung, Maryse Zeidler, Anita Bathe, Tara Carman, Tina Lovgreen, Tamara Baluja, Pete Scobie
    BC Wildfires - State of Emergency
  • Scott Brown, Cheryl Chan, Lori Culbert, Nick Eagland, Gordon Hoekstra, Stephanie Ip, Patrick Johnston, Rich Lam, Glenda Luymes, Harrison Mooney, Jason Payne, Jennifer Saltman
    Vancouver Sun/Province
    BC Wildfires 2017
  • Wendy Stueck, Mike Hager, Rafal Gerszak, Ben Nelms
    The Globe and Mail
    Hotel Misery

Best Breaking News Reporting - Radio
  • Stephen Quinn, Lee Rosevere, Drew Kerekes, Jake Costello, Bridgette Watson, Yvette Brend, Claudia Goodine, Michelle Eliot, Theresa Duvall, Chris Robinson, Rob Zimmerman, Rafferty Baker, Megan Thomas
    CBC Radio One
    The morning Canada bought a pipeline
  • Jon McComb, Pippa Reed, Niki Reitmayer, Greg Schott, John O'Dowd
    980 CKNW
    The Kinder Morgan Decision
  • Simi Sara, Claire Allen, Amilia Bhamji
    980 CKNW
    Christy Clark Resigns

Best Breaking News Reporting - Television
Presented in memory of Keith Bradbury
  • Sarah MacDonald, David Molko, Maria Weisgarber, St. John Alexander, Michele Brunoro, Allison Hurst, Breanna Karstens-Smith
    CTV Vancouver
    BC Underwater - The Worst Flooding in a Century
  • Geoff Hastings, Aaron McArthur, Darryl Patton, Stephen Lyon, Keith Whitter, Monty Burt, Karl Avefjall, Simon Boniface, Luca Sgaetti
    Global BC News
    Cst. Davidson Shot
  • Chris Gailus, Sophie Lui, Sonia Deol, Paul Johnson, Ted Chernecki, Paul Haysom, Lauren Pullen, Nadia Stewart, Clayton Little, Cody Chaban, Luca Sgaetti
    Global BC News
    BC Wildfires

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - PrintText-Based Online
  • Amy Smart
    Victoria Times Colonist
    BC fish farms: A tangled net
  • Natalie Clancy, Manjula Dufresne, Jane Armstrong
    Port Mann
  • Sam Cooper
    Vancouver Sun
    Dirty Money in BC: Casinos, Drugs, Real Estate

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Radio
  • Jeremy Allingham
    CBC Radio One
    Major Misconduct: Why We Let Kids Fight On Ice
  • Bal Brach, Laura Palmer, Stephen Quinn, Matthew Parsons, Lee Rosevere
    CBC Radio One
  • Jodie Martinson, Stephen Quinn, Chris Robinson, Catherine Rolfsen, Kori Sidaway, Michelle Eliot
    CBC Radio One
    Wasted Lives: BC's Biggest Addiction Crisis

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Television
  • Laura Lynch, Glen Kugelstadt
    Swiss Schindler
  • Michele Brunoro
    CTV Vancouver
    Dead End Streets - Surrey's Homelessness Crisis
  • Jill Bennett, John Hua, Catherine Urquhart, Grace Ke
    Global BC News
    Soliris Fight

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Digital Journalism
  • Justin McElroy
    We've tracked every promise the BC NDP made in the last election: Here's where they stand
  • Wawmeesh Hamilton, Lindsay Sample, Stephanie Brown, Kelly Malone, Brandi Morin and Chelsea Laskowski
    Discourse Media and CBC Indigenous
    Reconciliation in small Canadian towns
  • Ashley Wadhwani, Katya Slepian, Karly Blats, Arnold Lim
    Vancouver Island Free Daily
    Me Too At Work: Sexual assault and harassment in the BC workplace

Jack Webster Business, Industry & Economics Award
Endowed by Jean Cormier
  • Rob Shaw
    Vancouver Sun
    The economics of public auto insurance
  • Frances Bula
    Globe and Mail
    Have Vancouver's policies hindered rental housing more than they helped
  • Trevor Jang
    BCBusiness and The Discourse
    Breaking Tradition

Best Reporting - Chinese Language
  • Annie Law
    Fairchild Television Magazine 26
    Chinese Chef Shortage
  • Susanna Ng, Ivy Ng, Eva Cheng, Eric Chan, Victoria Chang, Amanda Sun
    Ming Pao Daily
    Hongkongers in Canada - on the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's handover
  • Kevin Yao, Alvin Huang, Johann Chang, Travena Lee
    Fairchild Radio
    Vancouver's apology to early Chinese immigrants

Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting
  • Max Winkelman, Tara Sprickerhoff, Barbara Roden
    100 Mile House Free Press/Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
    Fire Fight
  • Elizabeth Nolan
    Gulf Islands Driftwood
    Dying with Dignity
  • Keri Coles
    Oak Bay News
    92-year old WWII veteran united with family of fallen soldier after decades-long search

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism
Sponsored by the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Eric Rankin
    Ivan Henry Lawsuit
  • Laura Kane, Geordon Omand
    The Canadian Press
    Jordan Decision, One Year Later
  • Gemma Karstens-Smith
    The Canadian Press
    Gladue Decison

Jack Webster Award for Science, Technology, Health & Environment
  • Heather Pringle
    Hakai Magazine
    In the Land of Lost Gardens
  • Johanna Wagstaffe, Polly Leger, Lee Rosevere, Shiral Tobin
    CBC Radio One
    2050: Degrees of Change
  • Larry Pynn
    Vancouver Sun/Province
    Prostate Cancer: 1 in 7

City Mike Award (Commentator of the Year)
The City Mike Award is named after the groundbreaking CJOR program that established Jack Webster as one of BC's pre-eminent commentators, and is presented in memory of Linda Webster
  • Winner will be announced at the Jack Webster Awards Dinner

Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Clive Jackson

Bill Good Award
  • Donna Logan

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