At another celebration of the best that Canada has to offer in digital journalism, The Walrus team came away with Gold for Best Personal Essay at the seventh annual Digital Publishing Awards. This year, the awards were announced online instead of during a ceremony.
The Walrus has been recognized at the Digital Publishing Awards for several years, and this year the organization was nominated in five categories. The range of topics that the stories were nominated for, such as mental health, arts and culture, science, and personal essays, showcases the breadth of journalism that The Walrus produces.
“It’s great to see this recognition for The Walrus’s in-depth, fact-based journalism on such a wide range of topics, and from a variety of perspectives,” said Editor-in-Chief Jessica Johnson.
“The Walrus team and our contributors are always testing out new ways of telling stories online. I’m so happy to see that hard work recognized,” said Monika Warzecha, Digital Editor at The Walrus.
The Walrus congratulates all the contributors and staff involved.
LIST of WINNERS and NOMINEES:
GOLD WINNER for BEST PERSONAL ESSAY / MEILLEUR ESSAI PERSONNEL
“Finding My Voice as My Mother Lost Hers”
Contributors: Connor Garel, fact-checker; Sarah Gonzales, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE (LONG) / MEILLEUR ARTICLE DE FOND — LONG
“The Campus Mental Health Crisis”
Contributors: Chloë Ellingson, photographer; Carine Abouseif, editor
BEST PERSONAL ESSAY / MEILLEUR ESSAI PERSONNEL
“Don’t Be a Prude: The Benefits of Public Nudity”
Contributors: Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker; Mariana Yatsuda Ikuta, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor
BEST ARTS & CULTURE STORYTELLING / MEILLEUR REPORTAGE : ARTS ET CULTURE
“Adding Colour to the Romance Genre”
BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY STORYTELLING / MEILLEUR REPORTAGE : SCIENCE ET TECHNOLOGIE
“What Happens to Our Brains When We Get Depressed?”
Contributor: Carine Abouseif, editor
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About The Walrus
The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism in The Walrus and at thewalrus.ca; we produce national, ideas-focused events, including our flagship series The Walrus Talks; and we train emerging professionals in publishing and nonprofit management. The Walrus is invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on informed citizens.