La Presse wins the John Honderich Award for Project of the Year at the 2021 Canadian Newspaper Competition for its “comprehensive reporting on the unprecedented number of incidents involving firearms in Quebec”.
The winning project is the work of a team of seven journalists, namely Daniel Renaud, Mayssa Ferah, Caroline Touzin, Vincent Larouche, Louis-Samuel Perron, Tristan Péloquin and Philippe Teisceira-Lessard.
“Journalists’ work is usually quite solitary. Each takes care of the sector it covers. “, notes François Cardinal, assistant editor and vice-president Information at La Presse. “But once in a while, a big project or a big story brings together several reporters in a common effort that results in a fruitful emulation. »
“The ‘Project of the Year’, a hot topic signed by seven journalists, is precisely that,” he adds. “Congratulations to the winners! »
No less than 17 texts form this project on the explosion of armed violence, particularly among young people, which shook Montreal last year.
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