Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario congratulates journalists who are awarded annual health-care awards
- Joanne Laucius, of the Ottawa Citizen, wins the daily newspaper, best in-depth feature award for her thorough look into the ever-growing pink ribbon campaign, and how it is facing increasing criticism.
- Marcia Kaye explores facts versus fiction in her article about childhood immunizations for Today’s Parent magazine. Her piece wins the magazine, best story honour.
- Ann Silversides wins the radio, best in-depth feature award for her story that aired on CBC’s The Current about the effects of chronic pain.
- Elizabeth St. Phillip and Avis Favaro, both of CTV National News, are the recipients of the television, best news story award for their tale of two seniors facing health battles and financial struggles. The story details the issue of poverty among the Canadian senior population.
- Steve Buist and Teri Pecoskie, from the Hamilton Spectator, each pick up the daily newspaper, best series award for their investigation into the link between the health of mothers and their babies, and poverty and poor health and social outcomes in Ontario. The winning submission is an expansion of findings highlighted in the Spectator’s 2010 Code Red series.
- Jillian Follert, Melissa Mancini and Jennifer O’Meara, writing for Metroland Media Group’s Durham division, capture the community newspaper, best in-depth feature award for their special report that chronicles teen drug use in the Durham region.
- Anna Maria Tremonti, Pam Bertrand, Jennifer Moroz, Elizabeth Hoath and Shannon Higgins of CBC Radio One’s The Current, win the radio, best news story award for their piece called “Assisted suicide returns to Canadian courts.”
- Ioanna Roumeliotis, of CBC Television’s The National, wins the television, best in-depth feature award for her piece on youth and mental health issues.