The National NewsMedia Council and Journalists for Human Rights are pleased to announce the short list of finalists for this year’s Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting.
This year’s shortlist was chosen from numerous outstanding submissions from campus news organizations spread across the country.
The finalists for this year’s awards are (in no particular order):
- “Muslim Students’ Association says executives receiving surprise visits from law enforcement”, The Varsity
- “Raising a stink about public washrooms in Ottawa: Why you should care about toilet privilege”, Capital Current
Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting was first presented in 2017, as a way to support young journalists to report on challenging, high-impact human rights issues.
Award winners receive a cash prize of $1,000, and are recognized for their achievement at the annual Journalists for Human Rights Gala, held in Toronto, where their campus publication will be distributed to all guests. Winning entries will also be re-published in The Toronto Star.
Tickets for this year’s JHR Gala can be purchased here.
Winners will be announced after the Thanksgiving long weekend.