Three Times Colonist reporters are finalists for two Jack Webster Awards, which recognize excellence in B.C. journalism.
Katie DeRosa is nominated in the feature/enterprise reporting category for a story about a man living in a shed. The story highlighted the revolving door of the criminal justice system.
Louise Dickson and Lindsay Kines are vying for the legal journalism award for stories on a sheriffs shortage that led judges to dismiss charges against a pair of accused drug dealers.
The winners will be announced at the 31st annual Jack Webster Awards dinner on Oct. 12 in Vancouver.
“These nominations provide more evidence of the high quality of journalism provided by the Times Colonist,” Dave Obee, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, said Wednesday. “Our reporters are engaged with the community, and that is reflected in our pages every day.”
CBC’s Gloria Macarenko, host of B.C. Almanac and Stephen Quinn, host of On The Coast, will emcee the event. Vancouver Sun reporter Kim Bolan will receive the 2017 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 in honour of legendary B.C. reporter Jack Webster.