Familiar names vie for National Newspaper Awards

[This post has been updated] Friday night 25 of Canada’s newspapers and news agencies hope to hear their names called at the 63rd edition of the National Newspaper Awards, where there are a total of 71 finalists competing for awards in 22 categories.

Patrick White, the 2007 winner of the National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine Writer and now a reporter for The Globe and Mail, is nominated for his coverage of “The Trials of Nunavut” in the Long Features category.

Competing against Patrick in Long Features, also from The Globe and Mail, is ten-time National Magazine Award winner (and two-time host of the NMA gala) Ian Brown, nominated for his investigation into pre-natal testing.

Eric Reguly, a National Magazine Award winner last year for Investigative Reporting, is nominated for a NNA for his columns also in The Globe and Mail.

The awards will be presented tonight  Friday night in Toronto. The National Magazine Awards finalists will be announced next week on May 1, with the gala on June 7. Stay tuned for announcements and ticket information.

[Update April 28: Patrick White won for Best Long Feature. Congrats Patrick!]

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