Globe and Mail big winner at National Newspaper Awards

The Globe and Mail came away with six of 22 top prizes at the 60th National Newspaper Awards, while the Toronto Star was right behind with four awards.

The Globe and Mail came away with six of 22 top prizes at the 60th National Newspaper Awards.

The Toronto Star was right behind with four awards, given out at a gala in Montreal on Friday night.

The Globe and Mail, as a newspaper, won the awards for Multimedia Feature for its Talking to the Taliban project as well as the Special Project category for its series on mental health.

Other Globe winners are:

  • International Reporting: Graeme Smith for investigations from Afghanistan.
  • Explanatory Work: Carolyn Abraham on diagnosing bipolar disorder in children.
  • Business: Sinclair Stewart and Paul Waldie for their analysis of the causes and consequences of the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
  • Arts and Entertainment: Jennifer Wells for her portrait of Richard Stursberg, the executive vice-president of CBC's English radio and TV services.

Awards were also handed out to Steve Rennie of The Canadian Press in the Politics division for stories about the listeriosis crisis and Christopher Hume for his columns in the Toronto Star.

Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette captured the Sports category for his critical feature on former Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy.

Lucas Oleniuk of the Toronto Star took home the News Feature Photography prize for his photo of a young woman at a refugee camp in Kenya during morning prayers.

The Hamilton Spectator had two prizes: a Long Feature award for Jon Wells, for his article chronicling the life and tragic death of a good man, and a Breaking News award for a reporting team's coverage of the C. difficile outbreaks in Ontario.

The winners, who were chosen from among 66 finalists and 1,385 entries, will each receive $1,000 and a certificate of award. Runners-up received citations of merit.

The National Newspaper Awards were founded by The Toronto Press Club in 1949.

With files from The Canadian Press