Allan Slaight Prize: Shortlist

Get to know our 2020 jury

The Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism celebrates journalistic achievements by contributors to The Walrus. Launched in 2017 by The Slaight Family Foundation, the $10,000 prize is awarded to an independent journalist for their work researching, analyzing, and writing about some of the most important topics of our time. A jury of industry specialists reviews more than fifty long-form articles published by The Walrus each year and selects a longlist of ten stories, a shortlist of three finalists, and the recipient of the prize.

Congratulations to the 2020 Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism shortlist:

A distinction between two worlds. One being a threat in the wild, the other a threat in an apartment building.

Your Brain on COVID-19

BY CAROLYN ABRAHAM

Fear, denial, panic buying: why our minds are not designed to process threats like the coronavirus pandemic

A phone screen with the image of Mackie Basil as the background.

The Search for Mackie Basil

BY ANNIE HYLTON

Seven years ago, a young Indigenous woman from Tache, BC, went to a party and never came back. Her family won’t stop looking for her

Flower in a vase.

When Is a Senior No Longer Capable of Making Their Own Decisions?

BY SHARON J. RILEY

How our medical systems strip elders of their autonomy


The full 2020 Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism longlist:


About the Jury

The Slaight Family Foundation

2017 Longlist