Monday, April 27, 2009

Awards: Congrats to Us!

The Canadian Association of Journalists and National Magazine Awards Foundations have announced their annual journalism and writing awards. Click here for the finalists for the CAJ prizes for investigative reporting and here to see the NMA prizes for that and a bunch of other stuff.

Big self-congratulations to us here at Investigate This! - yes, I am now referring myself in the third person; see how big my head has gotten? - for a nomination from each of these groups for my story titled The Pill Pushers - about how pharma sales reps court doctors with meals, honoraria and other freebies.

The story came out in the Vancouver weekly The Georgia Straight, where editors Charlie Smith and Martin Dunphy (love you, guys!) are some of this country's most ardent supporters of the kind of investigative reporting that's fast becoming an anachronism in most dailies, mags and broadcasting. But here's another antidote to that: the Pulitzers have also been announced. Check them out here.

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