Sep 13, 2021

Vancouver, BC – Once again, the Langara College Journalism program will be well represented at the 2021 Jack Webster Awards. Langara alumni and instructors are nominated across several categories. The winners will be announced in an online, virtual ceremony on November 3, 7:00pm.

Submissions were encouraged from print, radio/podcasts, television and online media sources that cover news, sports, the arts, business, community issues, and more.

The Langara nominees (in bold), the categories in which they are nominated, and their stories are:

BEST BREAKING NEWS REPORTING PRINT/ONLINE
Lynn Valley Stabbings
Kim Bolan, Scott Brown, David Carrigg, Lori Culbert, Nathan Griffiths, Joanne Lee-Young
Vancouver Sun & Province

EXCELLENCE IN FEATURE/ENTERPRISE REPORTING – PRINT/ONLINE
Anatomy of a Hit
Kim Bolan
The Vancouver Sun

BEST BREAKING NEWS REPORTING PRINT/ONLINE
Christie Mountain Wildfire grows, destroys home
Chelsea Powrie, Nich Johansen, Casey Richardson, Colin Dacre, Rob Gibson, Jon Manchester, Wayne Moore, Sarita Patel, Laura Brookes
Castanet News

EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL REPORTING
The Police and City Hall
Dan Fumano
The Vancouver Sun

EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNITY REPORTING
The Last Pin Topples
Dustin Godfrey
Burnaby Now

EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS/INDUSTRY/LABOUR/ECONOMICS REPORTING
Vancouver’s housing permitting crisis
Frances Bula
The Globe and Mail

COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR – CITY MIKE AWARD
Presented in memory of Linda Webster
Gary Mason
The Globe and Mail

About the Jack Webster Foundation
Jack Webster, one of the BC's best-known journalists, left a legacy of more than 40 years of insightful, accurate and uncompromising reporting in print, radio and television. The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986, upon the retirement of its namesake, who was Western Canada's best-known and most influential reporter, in order to foster and celebrate excellence in journalism, protect the public interest for British Columbian's, and create a community where trusted outstanding journalism thrives.

About Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as 'house of teachings', a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.

Learn more.
Mark Dawson
Manager, Public Affairs
Langara College
mdawson@langara.ca