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CBC.ca site wins journalism award
CBC News Online | November 18, 2003

This CBC News website has won a prestigious online journalism award. The SARS site won the Online News Association's top honours in the "service journalism" category for coverage, announced in Chicago November 15, 2003.

The judges said that this package "successfully walks a narrow line, reporting on a major crisis without being alarmist. It's an easy-to-understand presentation – a great one-stop source of information about a complex, and frightening, topic.

It's a hard story to illustrate, but this one is illustrated well. And on each page, the coverage is accompanied by specific information you need, ranging from key phone numbers to a detailed explanation of how to wash your hands properly to keep SARS from spreading. In the Canadian cities where SARS hit hard, this was an indispensable resource for understanding and coping with this alarming outbreak."

Mary Sheppard, Chief Producer for Online News, and Sue Gardner, Deputy Director for CBC.ca were in Chicago on Saturday, November 15 for the announcement of the winners and accepted the award. The Senior Producer was Lisa Khoo.

"Many people from overseas and the U.S. wanting information on SARS came to CBC.ca to get it," said Sheppard.

CBC.ca was also a finalist in the feature journalism category for its coverage of Canada's Romanow report on health care.

The Online News Association is made up of online journalists from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and other countries where there is prominent English-speaking media. The Online Journalism Awards have been honouring excellence in English-language web journalism since 2000. The awards are administered by the Online News Association and the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. This year, these awards attracted hundreds of entries from such news organizations as the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC.com, and the BBC. For more, see http://www.journalists.org/.




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