The Standard wins three national newspaper awards
The Victoria Standard received national recognition for the work of two of its contributors when the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards were announced on July 16. The awards are held annually by News Media Canada to “celebrate the very best in community publishing from across the country”.
Editorial cartoonist Josh Kaiser received first and second prize in the Best Local Cartoon category (circulation up to 9999) for his depiction of a crumbling “Social Safety Net” (Vol 25, Iss 22) and local “Issues of Transparency” (Vol 25, Iss 18). Kaiser had previously been awarded Best Editorial Cartoon by Newspaper Atlantic’s Better Newspapers Awards in 2017.
Managing editor and journalist Carolyn Barber received third prize in the Best Business Writing (circulation up to 9999) category for her story on compounding pharmacist Graham Mackenzie (“A therapeutic alliance” - Vol 25, Iss 23). Barber was nominated for Outstanding Investigative Story by Newspapers Atlantic this year.
News Media Canada represents over 800 media outlets nationally. The Victoria Standard, along with the St. Croix Courier (St. Stephen, NB), The Reporter (Port Hawkesbury, NS) and The Light (Tatamagouche, NS) were the sole Atlantic Canadian newspapers honoured. CFB Halifax’s The Trident won second prize for Best Canadian Forces Base Newspaper.