The 2019 Ontario Newspaper Awards gala — originally scheduled to be held in Hamilton on April 25, 2020 — has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the winners of the awards will be announced on this website on
Beat Reporting (over 25,000 circulation) Nicole O’Reilly, The Hamilton Spectator Jane Sims, London Free Press Trevor Wilhelm, Windsor Star Beat Reporting (under 25,000 circulation) Sabrina Bedford, Brockville Recorder & Times Alan Hale, Cornwall Standard Freeholder Grant LaFleche, St. Catharines Standard
The finalists of the 2019 Ontario Newspaper Awards will be announced soon. The presentations take place Saturday, April 25, 2020, in downtown Hamilton at The Spice Factory. Go to the Awards Reception tab to see more details of the event.
Postmedia Regional Vice President, Joe Ruscitti (right), celebrates with Dax Melmer, after Melmer won Photojournalist of the Year.
Editor-in-chief of Metroland’s Niagara daily newspapers, Angus Scott (left), congratulates the 2018 Journalist of the Year, Grant LaFleche.
Arts & Entertainment Writing: Greg Mercer, Waterloo Region Record Beat Reporting: Joanna Frketich, Hamilton Spectator Column/Opinion Writing: Rick Gibbons, Ottawa Sun Enterprise Reporting: Grant LaFleche, St. Catharines Standard Feature Photography (over 25,000): Dax Melmer, Windsor Star Feature Photography (under 25,000):