March 10, 2014 1:08 pm

Global News journalists win award for health reporting

Two Global News online journalists have been honoured for their health reporting by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

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TORONTO – Two Global News online journalists have been honoured for their health reporting by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

Patrick Cain and Carmen Chai won the RNAO Media Award for best online story for their Feb. 20, 2013 story called “Childbirth economics: What older moms and teenage pregnancy say about opportunity in Ontario.”

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Cain, a data journalist, scoured databases for Ontario births and abortions, tracking down every birth from 1991 to 2011. He also took postal codes into account to map out where these births and abortions were taking place. Meanwhile, Chai interviewed researchers, doctors and fertility specialists.

The data helped to tell a story about birth patterns, their ties to the economy, sex education and advances in sexual reproduction.

Cain and Chai will be honoured with other winners at the nurses’ association annual general meeting in Toronto on May 2.

See the full list of winners here.

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