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Jack Webster Award Categories

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Digital Journalism

This award recognizes outstanding journalism that maximizes the creative use of digital tools and platforms, including text, videos, audio, slideshows, audience interactivity, database information and social media etc.

If your submission is text based and does not utilize a combination of digital tools and platforms - text, videos, audio, slideshows, interactivity, data and social media etc. - then your submission should be entered into a print category.

Best Breaking News - Print

This award recognizes outstanding reporting by a journalist or team of journalists where speed and accuracy are required to tell a story in response to an emerging event or situation.

Best Breaking News - Radio

This award recognizes outstanding reporting by a journalist or team of journalists where speed and accuracy are required to tell a story in response to an emerging event or situation.

Best Breaking News – TV

This award recognizes outstanding reporting by a journalist or team of journalists where speed and accuracy are required to tell a story in response to an emerging event or situation.

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Print

This award recognizes a journalist or team of journalists working in print, TV or radio who deploy outstanding investigative, enterprise, longform or feature reporting skills to tell an original or under-reported story. Submissions may include both one-offs and/or planned series and the category runs the gamut from, for example, print and TV investigations, to open line radio campaigns.

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - Radio

This award recognizes a journalist or team of journalists working in print, TV or radio who deploy outstanding investigative, enterprise, longform or feature reporting skills to tell an original or under-reported story. Submissions may include both one-offs and/or planned series and the category runs the gamut from, for example, print and TV investigations, to open line radio campaigns.

Excellence in Feature/Enterprise Reporting - TV

This award recognizes a journalist or team of journalists working in print, TV or radio who deploy outstanding investigative, enterprise, longform or feature reporting skills to tell an original or under-reported story. Submissions may include both one-offs and/or planned series and the category runs the gamut from, for example, print and TV investigations, to open line radio campaigns.

Jack Webster Award for Business, Industry and Economics

Recognizes a journalist or a team of journalists in reporting on complex issues in the areas of business, industry and economics in an engaging and impactful story or series.

Endowed by Jean Cormier

Best Reporting Chinese Language

Recognizes a journalist or a team of journalists who produces outstanding journalism in BC Chinese Language media.

Jack Webster Award for Community Reporting

For broadcast journalists from small market broadcast organizations and print journalists from publications with less than 50,000 circulation whose work demonstrates extraordinary enterprise, talent or courage in bringing vital information to their community.

Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Legal Journalism

Honours a journalist or a team of journalists for a story about legal issues, the administration of justice or the legal profession in British Columbia.

Sponsored by the Law Society of British Columbia

Jack Webster Award for Science, Technology, Health and Environment

Recognizes a journalist or a team of journalists for best reporting on the impact of scientific discovery, technological innovation, health or environmental issues.

Sponsored by Genome British Columbia

Commentator of the Year

If you do regular commentary in print or broadcast media, enter this category to be judged BC's Commentator of the Year. Receive the City Mike Award named after Jack Webster's groundbreaking CJOR radio program which established Webster as one of BC's pre-eminent commentators. Enter up to five examples of your commentary for consider as Commentator of the Year.

Presented in memory of Linda Webster