NNA nominations (with links)

Every year, the National Newspaper Awards honours the best in Canadian print journalism. And twice every year (once when the nominations are announced in March and again when the winners are announced in May), newspapers across the country toot their own horn so hard it’ll make you deaf:

As if underscoring how little the print media understand the Interwebs, the NNA’s announcement of nominees (and most stories that followed that announcement, including all the ones listed above) included no links to nominated stories and photos.

The spin went even further than that. Though the Globe and Mail (13) led nominations, followed by the Toronto Star (10) and La Presse (8), Canwest added all their papers’ nominations together and declared victory with 14 (Torstar, which also owns the Hamilton Spectator and Kitchener-Waterloo Record, got 15 nods with the Star’s 10, Spec’s 4 and Record’s 1). Sun Media also added up its nominations, but could only get to seven (none are from its Quebec papers.)

By newspaper, the penis measurements numbers are as follows:

  • Globe and Mail: 13
  • Toronto Star: 10
  • La Presse: 8
  • Calgary Herald: 4
  • Hamilton Spectator: 4
  • Ottawa Citizen: 4
  • Canadian Press: 3
  • The Gazette: 2
  • Winnipeg Free Press: 2
  • Barrie Examiner: 1
  • Brantford Expositor: 1
  • Edmonton Journal: 1
  • Lethbridge Herald: 1
  • New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal: 1
  • North Bay Nugget: 1
  • Prince George Citizen: 1
  • Reuters: 1
  • Simcoe Reformer: 1
  • Toronto Sun: 1
  • Vancouver Sun: 1
  • Victoria Times-Colonist: 1
  • Waterloo Record: 1
  • Windsor Star: 1

Other papers, including the National Post, Journal de Montréal, Le Devoir, Vancouver Province and Halifax Chronicle-Herald, were left out entirely, either because they did not enter or their entries didn’t get nominated.

Some nominated papers did include links to their own nominations, but not to others:

So since there’s no one page online with links to all the nominations, I’ll just put one together myself. Again. (I’ll add links to photo and design categories if any show up)

Multimedia feature

News feature photography

Beat reporting

  • Michelle Lang, Calgary Herald: health and medicine
  • Rob Shaw, Victoria Times-Colonist: policing issues (see “More on this story”)
  • Jane Sims, London Free Press: justice

Explanatory work


  • Linda Diebel, Toronto Star (insider stories)
  • Steve Rennie, Canadian Press (listeriosis)
  • Jeffrey Simpson & Brian Laghi, Globe and Mail (Prime Minister Stephen Harper)

Short features

Local reporting

  • Gordon Hoekstra, Prince George Citizen: forestry industry in B.C.
  • North Bay Nugget: E-coli outbreak
  • Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer: Ontario Home Owner Employee Relocation plan


  • Julien Chung, La Presse
  • France Dupont, La Presse
  • Catherine Farley & Sharis Shahmiryan, Toronto Star

Special project

Sports photography

  • Tony Bock, Toronto Star
  • J. T. McVeigh, Barrie Examiner
  • Derek Ruttan, London Free Press: Football fumble (second photo)




Arts and entertainment


Feature photography

International reporting


Editorial cartooning

Long feature

News photography

Breaking news

*Congratulations to Martin Mittelstaedt for getting his name misspelled in his NNA nomniation announcement.

The awards will be handed out May 22 in Montreal.

3 thoughts on “NNA nominations (with links)

  1. Saraline

    Wow, the Simcoe Reformer got a nomination! I’m from that area, but not that town specifically. The town where I’m from had a newspaper called The Port Rowan Good News. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.


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