Spot News Writing (under 25,000 circulation)


Winner: Mark Malone, Chatham Daily News

Malone turns what could have been a typical cop brief into a gripping read. With some classic gumshoe reporting, he tracks down a witness who describes — in harrowing detail — the scene of an accident that left a seven-year-old girl dead. It’s a terrific example of how dogged reporting — and strong, colourful writing — can bring a story to life.


Note: No runners-up were selected for 2020


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2020 ONAs: Spot News Writing (under 25,000 circulation)