Compass rec­og­nized with a pair of na­tional awards

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The Compass picked up a pair of na­tional awards this morn­ing when stand­ing fi­nal­ists were an­nounced for the Canadian Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Awards.

First, jour­nal­ist Melissa Jenk­ins was named sec­ond stand­ing fi­nal­ist in the best fea­ture se­ries cat­e­gory for pa­pers with cir­cu­la­tion up to 3,999 for her sto­ries ‘One Man’s Ad­dic­tion’ and ‘An Up­hill Battle.’

Jenk­ins’ se­ries takes a hard look at the strug­gles one man has with ad­dic­tion and what he is do­ing to pre­vent a fu­ture lapse, as well the chal­lenges re­cov­er­ing ad­dicts face ac­cess­ing the prov­ince’s methadone pro­gram.

Mean­while, The Compass was rec­og­nized for its sports cov­er­age for pa­pers with cir­cu­la­tion up to 3,999 as it was named third stand­ing fi­nal­ist in that cat­e­gory.

The Trinity-Con­cep­tion-Pla­cen­tia re­gion has a rich sport­ing iden­tity with hun­dreds of ath­letes par­tic­i­pat­ing in a va­ri­ety of sports. The award re­flects the pa­per’s goal to pro­vide the best sports cov­er­age it can.

The awards were among the 11 stand­ing fi­nal­ist nods re­ceived by TC Me­dia pa­pers in var­i­ous cat­e­gories.

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