Gird yourself, I’m about to attack a Canadian journalism institution: The National Newspaper Awards.
It has taken me a couple of weeks to write this post. No, scratch that. This has been years in the making.
I need to begin by stating that I recognize the importance of the NNAs – some have dubbed them “Canada’s Pulitzer Prize” (this kind of identifying through comparison with our American neighbours makes me cringe.)
Three of my colleagues were recognized for their journalistic excellence at this year’s NNAs, an achievement that has made everyone in the newsroom proud.
But journalistic excellence doesn’t occur solely in print form.