The Grant Rant

A journalist's view from Niagara

I know the blog has been rather quiet in the last few months. I have been very busy with some major investigations at The St. Catharines Standard with a few more on the way. Plus, we have an Ontario provincial election in a couple of weeks and a municipal election right after that. So my dance card is a bit full.

Still, if you will excuse some shameless self-promotion, I am proud to say I was nominated for and won, a National Newspaper Award and an Ontario Newspaper Award recently.

The NNA nomination for local journalism was my third nomination for Canada’s top prize in journalism. Third time is lucky, as they say, and I won for my investigative series titled The Wolf in Priest’s Clothing, about sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.

The series also won a feature writing category at the ONAs, where I was also nominated for a journalist of the year. I am also proud to say I was nominated alongside my colleague Bill Sawchuk for beat coverage for our ongoing investigative work on Niagara’s regional council.

There was some truly amazing work nominated at both awards events by some extraordinarily talented journalists and it is humbling to counted among their number.

New content will be coming to this blog soon! Stay tuned!


One thought on “Grant Rants at the National Newspaper Awards

  1. Robert (Bob) says:

    Congratulations for sure Grant.
    Ur work to keep people in the know is appreciated .
    That is why u where invited to our Rotary meeting awhile back . Personally I’ve followed news, radio , paper since I was a kid . My dad bless him worked at CFBC Saint John, NB . Well informed public especially political is a tough world as h know . Keep up the good work .


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