It’s a proud day for journalists at NTV News. The station has received six nominations at this year’s Atlantic Journalism Awards, scheduled to be handed out next month in Halifax.
Veteran journalist Bart Fraize has received two nominations – both in the spot news/breaking news category – for his work with the Froude Avenue fire in St. John’s, a blaze that left some homeless, and the Avondale standoff. Last week, Fraize also received a Radio Television Digital News Association Award (RTDNA) nomination for his work with the Froude Avenue fire.
Journalist and anchor Jodi Cooke has also received a nomination for her work in the spot news category. Her story, ‘Still Searching’ – following the murder of Courtney Lake – received a nomination. Cooke, who’s spent the past decade with NTV, also won an AJA early in her career.
Heather Gillis’ series of work on the hit Broadway show Come From Away has earned her a nomination for best Arts and Entertainment coverage in Atlantic Canada. Gillis travelled to New York for the show’s opening and has filed a series of stories on the hit show over the past year.
Danielle Barron has received a prestigious nomination for her work at NTV, receiving the honour for best videojournalist in television. Barron’s ‘show of work” outlines her depth as a journalist, featuring live hits, features and breaking news.
Meanwhile, NTV’s Director of News and Current Affairs, Mark Dwyer has received a nomination for best sports story in Atlantic Canada – this one for his story on Nicholas Quinn, titled ‘Little Champion, Big Hero’. That story also earned Dwyer a win at the RTNDA’s, an awards show also celebrating Atlantic Canada’s best journalism.
The AJA’s are slated for April 28.