CBC Nova Scotia up for 6 Atlantic Journalism Awards

CBC Nova Scotia has received six nominations for the 2016 Atlantic Journalism Awards, which recognize excellence and achievement in print and electronic news.

Awards will be handed out May 7 in Halifax

CBC Nova Scotia has earned six nominations in the 2016 Atlantic Journalism Awards.

The awards recognize excellence and achievement in print and electronic news in the Atlantic provinces. They will be handed out at a gala ceremony in Halifax in May.

The following nominations were released Tuesday:

Best radio newscast

The first radio newscast following the crash landing of Flight AC624, an Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax. The CBC newscast aired at 6:30 a.m. and was a compilation of first-hand accounts from reporters at the scene, passengers on board and airport officials. 

Business reporting

Radio-Canada Acadie's Rebecca Martel is nominated for her series of three stories on the potential for tidal power development in the Minas Basin.  

Entreprise reporting: Radio

There are two entries nominated for enterprise reporting: Angela MacIvor's work on a crisis in rape funding, and Erin Moore's piece on Debra Spencer's deportation to the Caribbean island of St. Vincent.

Feature: Radio

Pauline Dakin's piece Rural Reckoning: The Come From Away Investor explored the work of a Toronto businessman in Guysborough, N.S. 

Video journalist: Television

Brett Ruskin is nominated for a show of his work. He is also nominated in the Breaking News/Spot News: Television category for his work with Global Halifax, when he helped expectant mothers in a snowstorm.

Best multimedia feature

Radio-Canada producer Paul Émile d'Entremont, who works in Halifax, led a project for the Radio-Canada Acadie team out of Moncton that is recognized for work looking at 40 years of Acadian humanitarian presence in Haiti


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