StarPhoenix re­porter’s Six­ties Scoop fea­ture up for na­tional award

Regina Leader-Post - - CITY+REGION - DAVE DEIBERT

Veteran StarPhoenix re­porter Betty Ann Adam’s first­per­son ac­count of be­ing seized as a tod­dler dur­ing Canada’s in­fa­mous Six­ties Scoop — and then get­ting to­gether with her sib­lings as a group for the first time in mid­dle age — has been rec­og­nized by the Cana­dian As­so­ci­a­tion of Jour­nal­ists.

Adam was named a fi­nal­ist for the 2017 CAJ awards in the text fea­ture cat­e­gory for her piece, en­ti­tled Scooped: How I lost my mother, found my fam­ily, re­cov­ered my iden­tity.

The Na­tional Film Board of Canada made her deeply mov­ing story into a doc­u­men­tary, Birth of a Fam­ily.

“We are so proud of this im­por­tant work. Betty Ann’s fea­ture has been shared across the coun­try and ex­panded the un­der­stand­ing of the Six­ties Scoop to so many peo­ple,” said Saska­toon StarPhoenix and Regina Leader-Post edi­tor Heather Pers­son.

“Betty Ann has cov­ered so many other peo­ple’s sto­ries in her long ca­reer as a jour­nal­ist in Saskatchewan. It’s great to see her hon­oured for shar­ing her own.”

The CAJ an­nual awards rec­og­nize out­stand­ing jour­nal­ism in Canada pub­lished or broad­cast in 2017. The CAJ awards gala and ban­quet is sched­uled for May 5 in Toronto.

Ear­lier this month, Saska­toon StarPhoenix pho­tog­ra­pher Michelle Berg was nom­i­nated for the Na­tional Pho­tog­ra­phers As­so­ci­a­tion of Canada (NPAC) mul­ti­me­dia award in the sin­gle mul­ti­me­dia cat­e­gory for 2017.

Berg was one of three fi­nal­ists in the cat­e­gory, nom­i­nated for her work on the Peo­ple Project fea­ture about Iona Whipp.

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