CBC Newfoundland and Labrador took home some of the top prizes at the 2012 Atlantic Journalism Awards in Halifax this weekend, recognizing the best coverage of the year throughout Atlantic Canada.
Taking home a grand total of eight gold awards and eight silver awards, CBC journalists were recognized for work in breaking news, enterprise reporting and feature news items.
The awards were presented Saturday night at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.
Amy Stoodley took home the gold medal in the enterprise reporting category for her investigation on thermography, as well as the new journalist award.
Robyn Miller won the top prize in television feature writing for her story about the Mount Cashel Santa. Zach Goudie took home the silver in the same category for his piece about the Change Island's store.
Goudie took home two more silver awards — one for enterprise reporting for radio for his story on the housing crisis, and the other in sports reporting for Elijah's medal.
David Cochrane's investigative piece Operation Roadrunner took home the silver medal for enterprise reporting. Kathryn King, Peter Gosse and Cochrane also nabbed the top prize for best multimedia feature.
Peter Cowan won the gold medal award for enterprise radio reporting for his work on the Peter Penashue election spending problems. Cowan also took home the gold for top video journalist; with David Zelcer winning a silver award in the same category.
Cowan, Zach Goudie, Rod Etheridge and Paul Pickett also won the silver for enterprise reporting in television for their investigation into the Burton Winters story.
The team in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, including Cowan, Tony Dawson, Colleen Connors and Chris Harbord, won the gold medal award for breaking news radio for their coverage of the fire in North West River and Sheshatshiu.
CBC N.L. online journalists won the gold award for their coverage of the post-tropical storm Leslie that hit Newfoundland.
Lee Pitts and Rob Antle won the silver award for breaking news/spot news for their piece Rome Calls.
Radio program On The Go won the silver award for the best information news radio program.