Faculty members, alumni and a student were honoured in the Jack Webster Awards which recognise excellence in B.C. journalism.
Adjunct professors Duncan McCue and Frances Bula took home three Jack Webster Awards this year, as did Enza Uda who graduated from school in 2000.
First year student Christopher Cheung won a student journalism award.
Frances Bula, who teaches in the Integrated Journalism course, took home the top prize in both of her nominated categories.
Her feature for Vancouver Magazine, “The Modern Drive-Through,” which looks at Vancouver’s food-cart culture, won the Jack Webster Business, Industry and Economics Award.
Bula was also recognised for Best News Reporting of the Year for her coverage of the Portland Hotel Society for The Globe and Mail.
McCue won the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism.
He received the award for his series “Last Right,” which was completed for CBC’s The National. McCue’s interactive series examines assisted suicide in Canada. His stories detail the lives of individuals living with terminal illnesses who have chosen to end their lives and highlight the debates surrounding assisted suicide.
McCue was also a finalist for Best Feature Story (Television) and the award for Award for Science, Technology, Health & Environment.
CBC also landed a win in the Best News Reporting of the Year in television for the investigation into McDonald’s foreign worker practices.
Graduate Enza Uda was part of the team behind the story, together with Kathy Tomlinson and Robb Douglas
The winners were announced on October 29th at the annual awards dinner in Vancouver. Prof Alfred Hermida served as a judge for the award for excellence in digital journalism and presented it to The Province.