CBC Nova Scotia has picked up three prestigious Atlantic Journalism Award nominations that will be presented during an event next month at a downtown Halifax hotel.
Video journalist Phonse Jessome is nominated in the Enterprise Reporting category for his radio coverage of the murder of lobster fisherman Philip Boudreau. Boudreau vanished in June 2013 after what police described as an altercation on the water. His body has never been found.
Carolyn Ray is nominated for an Online News Reporting award for her coverage of the sudden death of Cape Breton singer Rita MacNeil.
An online, radio and television project looking at the past and future of the Cogswell Interchange in downtown Halifax — "Road to Nowhere" — earned a nomination as best Multimedia Project.
Mari Ito, Dean Gallant, Nancy Waugh, Mackenzie Grisdale and Doug Kirby are nominated for the project.
Halifax-based journalists for the CBC's French-language service, ICI Radio-Canada Acadie, also earned a nomination in the Feature Writing category for television.
The story prepared by Sabrina Fabian, Paul Émile d'Entremont and Peter Dawson looked at the moving story of politician Brendan McGuire.
The Atlantic Journalism Awards will be handed out May 10 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.