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Tyee Scoops Up Four Webster Award Nominations in 2021

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Tyee Staff 13 Sep

The Tyee is over the moon to receive four Webster Award nominations for 2021, a year that saw so much excellent and important journalism published across British Columbia. The Websters celebrate excellence in journalism in the province, and this is the most nominations The Tyee has ever received.

“What an honour for our hard-working reporters, and everyone who works here,” said editor Robyn Smith. “Our journalism is always a team effort — including the readers and Builders who support us.

“The nominated stories show our reporters’ dedication, ingenuity and expertise in their subject matter. We are proud to be a home for these impressive writers.”

The four nominees are:

Christopher Cheung for “Left Behind in a Pandemic,” a series of stories about Lower Mainland residents uniquely challenged by the COVID-19 pandemic (such as these "translator kids,") in the category of Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion Reporting.

Andrew MacLeod for “The Corporate Push into BC’s Primary Care System,” a five-story checkup into how big business has edged into the province’s health-care system, in the category of Excellence in Business, Industry, Labour & Economics Reporting.

Bryan Carney for “‘You Have Zero Privacy,’ Says an Internal RCMP Presentation. Inside the Force’s Web Spying Program,” an exclusive peek into the opaque “Project Wide Awake,” in the category of Excellence in Technology Reporting.

Andrew Nikiforuk for “The Rise of the Variants and How to Respond,” a series of traffic-busting reports by an expert pandemic journalist, in the category of Excellence in Health Reporting.

As always, The Tyee’s journalism would not be possible without the support of thousands of Tyee Builders across the country, who financially contribute to the publication on a regular basis. We celebrate you, too today!

“We don’t strive for awards,” Smith said. “But it’s satisfying to see others recognize the importance and impact of our work.”

See for the full list of Webster nominees here.

This year’s Webster Award winners will be announced during an online awards ceremony on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. PDT. It will be streamed here.  [Tyee]

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