The Canadian Association of Journalists announced the nominees for its annual awards, and Quebec media were nowhere to be seen.
Part of the reason behind that is that there aren’t any French-language nominees. Darn francos can get their own awards, dagnabbit.
But The Gazette, the community papers, as well as CBC, CTV, Global and CJAD news teams were also excluded from the nominations.
Still, there are some Quebecers on the list who worked for national media or media in other regions. I spotted two off the bat:
- Lac Brome freelancer Alex Roslin, nominated in the magazine category for his piece “The pill pushers” for The Georgia Straight.
- Montrealer and Maudit Anglais Martin Patriquin nominated with co-author Michael Friscolanti for their piece “Caught in the no-fly web” for Macleans.
Perhaps there are others I’ve missed.
I’ll also take this opportunity to point out yet again that a list of journalism award nominees is issued and nobody thinks to link to the nominated pieces for people to read.