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Awards

Award-winning news coverage

The Canadian Press and its broadcast division have won more than 35 National Newspaper Awards and Radio-Television News Directors Association of Canada Awards. We have and always will be driven by a quest for first-rate journalism.

The Canadian Press is Canada's most trusted news source and the country's leader in providing real-time, bilingual multimedia content. Congratulations to our journalists who have been recognized by the National Newspaper Awards, the Canadian Association of Journalists, and the Michener Award. 

2016 Atlantic Journalism Awards


Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award - Winner
Adina Bresge

 

2016 News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) Awards


General News Category - Winner

Hayward Bonfire Thumb Nail A fire burns to melt the ground so a grave can be dug at the cemetery in La Loche, Sk. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. The graves are being prepared for some of the victims to Fridays shooting where a seventeen year old boy allegedly shot two people at the school last Friday after shooting two brothers to death earlier at a home nearby. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward


Feature Category - Winner

Lars-Super-Hero-thumb-NailSeven-year-old Luke Carter waves to window washers dressed as Spiderman, Ironman and Batman at Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ont., on Aug. 2, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS /Lars Hagberg


 

Feature Category - 3rd Place

Hayward-Salmon-Thumb-NailA bald eagle eats a chinook salmon along the Harrison River in Harrison Mills, B.C. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

 


 

Pictorial Category - 3rd Place

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A woman walks through a tidal pool along the shore of Semiahmoo Bay during low tide in White Rock, B.C., on Friday March 11, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

 

Social Issues Category - Honourable Mention

Dyck-Cannabis-Thumb NailA woman who didn't want to be identified by name exhales after taking a hit from a bong during the annual 4/20 cannabis culture celebration at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday April 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck



Picture Story - News Category - Honourable Mention

Thumb-Nail-Fort-McPolice officers direct traffic under a cloud of smoke from a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Friday, May 6, 2016. Officials said shifting winds were giving the embattled northern Alberta city a break, but they added the fire that forced 80,000 people from their homes remained out of control and was likely to burn for weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Sports Feature - 3rd Place

Dyck-UFC-Thumb-NailGarreth McLellan, of South Africa, reacts after his fight against Alessio Di Chirico, of Italy, during a middleweight bout during a UFC Fight Night event in Vancouver on Saturday, August 27, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
 

 

 

 

Student Photographer of the Year - Winner
Chris Donovan

Western Clips Category - Winner
Darryl Dyck

 

2016 National Newspaper Awards

Project of the Year Category - Nominated

Kristy Kirkup and Sheryl Ubelacker: Open secret: sexual abuse haunts children in indigenous communities.

Feature Photo Category - Nominated

Thumb-nail-winter-surfingA surfer comes off a wave in Cow Bay, N.S., near Halifax, on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A winter storm forced school closures, delayed flights and created difficult traffic conditions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan



News Feature Photo Category - Nominated

Thumb-Nail-Justin-TrudeauPrime Minister Justin Trudeau gets splashed with water as he waves a flag while taking part in the annual Pride Parade in Toronto on Sunday, July 3, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

 

News Feature Photo Category - Winner

Thumb-Nail-Fort-McPolice officers direct traffic under a cloud of smoke from a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alta., on Friday, May 6, 2016. The ferocious wildfire that forced nearly 90,000 to flee Canada's oilsands region and reduced thousands of homes to rubble has been picked as the top news story of 2016 in an annual survey of newsrooms across Canada by The Canadian Press. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Sports Photo Category - Nominated

Thumb-Nail-SoccerHouston Dynamo's Ricardo Clark, left, gets his hand in the face of teammate, goalkeeper Joe Willis, right, as he tries to punch the ball away from Vancouver Whitecaps' Kekuta Manneh, back, during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday March 26, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

 


2015 Canadian Association Of Journalists Awards

Scoop Category

Bruce Cheadle (winner)
Omnibus budget bill rewrites history to clear RCMP of potential criminal charges

Colin Perkel (nominated)
Jury form errors raise questions about administration of justice in Ontario

Labour Reporting Category

Lee-Anne Goodman (nominated)
Dying Alberta man fights with social security tribunal for disability benefits

Photojournalism Category

Darryl Dyck (nominated) for portfolio entry.



2015 National Newspaper Awards

News Feature Photo

Chad HipolitoChad Hipolito, Canadian Press, nominated for capturing a whale boat in the process of sinking; six died in the tragedy.

 

  

Justin TangJustin Tang, Canadian Press, winner for his photo of Justin Trudeau embracing his mother on election night.


 


News Photo

/uploadedImages/News_and_Events/10209988v1.jpgDave Chidley, Canadian Press, winner for a photo of a protester engulfed in flames after attempting to pour gas on a fire

 

Nominations for the 2014 National Newspaper Awards

Breaking News category - Ottawa Bureau - Coverage of the shooting on Parliament Hill

Best Sports Photo category - Frank Gunn - (three-time National Newspaper Award winner) - Image of an upended NBA player battling for possession

Best News Feature Photo - Andrew Vaughan - Image of the funeral procession for three RCMP officers killed in the line of duty in Moncton

Best News Feature Photo - Peter Power (2 nominations) - Image of the son of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo waving a flag at the funeral of his father, and another for his image depicting two dogs peering out from beneath the fence at Cirillo's house.

 

2014 George Gross Award - Donna Spencer (For Outstanding Sprtswriting) and Jonathan Hayward (For Outstanding Photography)

2014 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award winner - Hannah Yoon

2013 NATIONAL PICTURES OF THE YEAR WINNERS

HONOURABLE MENTION

Spot News And Photographer Of The Year - Jordan Verlage

Sports Action - Jonathan Hayward

Pictorial - Nathan Denette

Sports Feature - Chris Young

Spot News - Lars Hagberg

2013 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AWARDS 2013 MICHENER AWARD

Politics Jennifer Ditchburn, finalist

Photo nominees Jordan Verlage, Frank Gunn and Jonathan Hayward

Public Service Journalism Murray Brewster, finalist

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER AWARDS CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF JOURNALISTS

BEAT REPORTING Heather Scoffield, winner Aboriginalaffairs


Jim Bronskill, finalist
Public security


MULTIMEDIA FEATURE
The Canadian Press, winner
Census Project

BREAKING NEWS Vancouver Bureau, finalist Burns Lake sawmill fire

NEWS FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Aaron Vincent Elkaim, finalist

SCOOP OF THE YEAR Jim Bronskill, winner Canada's torture memos

Steve Rennie, finalist
Sky's the limit? Report alleges nursing station used medicalflights to shop

OPEN NEWSPAPER/WIRE SERVICE
Colin Perkel, finalist
Sunnybrook Veterans' Centre

PHOTOJOURNALISM
Darryl Dyck, winner

  

RTDNA Honours Terry Scott

Terry Scott RTNDARTDNA Canada named Terry Scott as the 2012 winner of its highest form of honour – the President’s Award. As our Director of Broadcasting, Terry is responsible for the business side of our dealings with our many broadcast clients. But he is still very much involved in the product we deliver to broadcasters, working closely with Ellen Huebert, Rose Kingdon and me to make sure we meet the needs of big and small clients.

The RTDNA President’s Award is a lifetime achievement honour. Terry started with Broadcast News in 1990 as BN’s Supervising Editor. Before joining our company, he worked in radio and TV stations in Saskatoon (when he was just 18 years old!), Regina, Montreal, Toronto, Windsor and London, Ont.

“Terry Scott’s impact on the Canadian broadcasting scene over the past 37 years has been significant,” RTDNA Canada President Andy LeBlanc said in the news release announcing Terry’s award. “I’ve only known Terry for a few of those years and I’ve witnessed his continuous and passionate contribution to the industry and our Association.”

Terry is a wonderful ambassador for The Canadian Press. His knowledge of the Canadian broadcast business is second to none and his reputation within the industry is legendary.

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About our award-winning coverage

quotes.jpegOur news reports are vast and diverse, from court cases to politics to Canadian issues abroad that international services would ignore. We do the same for sports, with rich, deep and fast coverage from major events like the Olympic Games or the Stanley Cup playoffs. The same goes for business, lifestyles and entertainment. We offer the deepest, richest news file, always with a Canadian voice.

Showcase of our core news reports

BUSINESS

  • Canada's premier source of real-time business and financial news; market-leading coverage for newspapers, broadcasters, corporate and government clients.
  • Our speed at covering news that can move Canadian markets is unmatched by U.S.-based competitors.
  • Coverage of all companies, publicly traded and private; strong in coverage of mid-sized and smaller companies that trade on the TSX Venture and other exchanges.
  • Consistent overnight and weekend coverage.

POLITICS

  • Exclusive news from our senior reporters on Parliament Hill.
  • Top-flight election coverage from our Ottawa team and our correspondents at legislatures across the country.
  • Extensive use of access-to-information laws to provide one-of-a-kind news about the workings of government.

quotes.jpegThere is no set routine when you report for The Canadian Press. The pace is fast and energetic but there is also time for more in-depth, investigative work. Assignments have taken me around the world twice, including to Sri Lanka where we covered the tsunami devastation in early 2005. I will never forget the people there who smiled and welcomed us amid so much suffering.

Working in Ottawa also offers a rare chance to watch political history unfold. It has been a unique privilege to watch governments rise and fall; to see the people lined up for hours on Parliament Hill as Trudeau laid in state; to witness the regular parade of world leaders who pass outside our office building.

It's a chance to learn something new every day in an environment where you don't watch the clock, you race against it.

Sue Bailey, Editor, Ottawa

SPORTS

  • Exclusive hockey coverage and the best-connected news from inside the business of hockey; first with trades and signings.
  • Outstanding coverage of major events, including Olympics, Stanley Cup playoffs, Team Canada, world junior hockey championships, World Cup.
  • Extensive news of Canadian athletes competing in all sports around the world, both professional and amateur.
  • Strong beat coverage of professional teams across the country. Major coverage of the NHL, CFL, NBA, Major League Baseball and NFL.
  • Comprehensive, accurate and fast sports statistics service, including the ability to provide real-time scores for online services.

quotes.jpegThere are 700 players, 150 agents, 30 coaches and 30 general managers in the NHL and they all have great stories to tell. That leaves me with no shortage of ideas and angles to cover. The big trade, the big free-agent signing, that's what I also spend much time pursuing. Hockey is King in Canada, people can't enough of it and I'm here to supply it, sometimes day and night.'

Sports Editor, Toronto

HEALTH

  • Work of our health reporters is cited and highly regarded by medical and public health officials internationally.
  • Easy-to-understand stories on complex topics, using analysis to make sense of medical breakthroughs and new research findings. 
  • Contextualized information about new drugs and treatments.
  • News of the unusual and the interesting in the field of medical research.

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Extensive interviews and profiles of Canadian and international celebrities in music, movies, television and books.
  • Regular reports on new consumer technologies in the music and entertainment fields and important trends in the Canadian industry related to copyright and downloading.
  • What’s on television? Our reporters write about the shows that everyone is watching – and have advance news of programs not yet on the air.
  • Weekly Cyberfile column tracks Internet trends and good websites. 
  • Extensive coverage of entertainment awards, including Grammy and Juno awards, and the Toronto International Film Festival.