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We gratefully acknowledge our sponosors of the 2020 Jack Webster Awards:

The 1998 Jack Webster Awards Winners and Finalists

Photos by Dave Thomson

Best News Reporting of the Year - Print
Cam Purdy
The Parksville/Qualicum Beach Morning Sun
MLA Reitsma is a Liar, And We Can Prove It
  • Kim Bolan – The Vancouver Sun – Khalsa School
  • Marina Jimenez – The Vancouver Sun – Liam Donnelly & Sex Harassment Case

Best News Reporting of the Year - Radio
Greg Rasmussen
CBC Radio One
Hell's Angels-Crime in B.C. Ports
  • CKOV News Team – CKOV 63 – Shannon Murrin, Go Ahead and Charge Me!
  • Laura Lynch/Jack Sullivan – CBC Radio One – APEC Protests

Best News Reporting of the Year - Television
Wayne Williams
Broadcast One, CBC Television
Life Sentence: The Abby Drover Story
  • Denelle Balfour – VTV Vancouver Television – Get Aids
  • Russ Froese – Global Television – Truck Safety

Best Feature Story - Print
Pat Johnson/Baila Lazarus/Roberta Staley
The Western Jewish Bulletin
Neighborhoods, Maimonides, Kosher Feature Series, Immigrants
  • Douglas Todd – The Vancouver Sun – Pope's Visit to Cuba
  • Daniel Wood – Vancouver Magazine – The Naked and the Dead

Best Feature Story - Radio
David French
CBC Radio One - Nelson
Evil Secrets
  • Bill Good Show – CKNW 98 – Catherine's Story
  • Christina Wong/Yvonne Gall – CBC Radio One – Gender Bender-Chinese Opera

Best Feature Story - Television
George Browne/Elaine McKay
The Spirit of Bill Reid
  • Brian Coxford – BCTV – Vision Quest
  • Tom Crighton/Tony Wade – VTV Vancouver Television – The Last Streetfighter, The History of The Georgia Straight

Jack Webster Award of Distinction
Dale Steeves
Kamloops This Week
Stalking Series
  • Russ Francis – Monday Magazine – BC Politics
  • Michael Tymchuk – CBC Radio One - Prince George – Horsefly

Jack Webster Business, Industry & Economics Award
David Baines
Vancouver Sun
The Eron Mortgage Swindle
  • Shawn Blore – The Georgia Straight – Betting the Farm
  • Karen Tankard/Mark Forsythe – CBC Radio One – No Fish No Future

Best Reporting - Chinese Language
Ming Pao Daily Newsroom
Ming Pao Daily
Chinese Cultural Identity & their interpretation into Canadian Society
Mabel Wong
Fairchild Television
Vision of Life
  • Mary Lo/Matthew Lee/Agnes Wu – Fairchild Radio – BC Economy-To Survive or To Thrive

Jack Webster Science & Technology Award
Shawn Blore
BC Business Magazine
Spare Parts
  • Linda Aylesworth – BCTV – Prostate Cancer
  • Margaret Munro – Vancouver Sun – The Roots of a Community

Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award
Dan McLeod

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