June 15, 2013 4:39 pm
Updated: June 15, 2013 5:52 pm

Global Toronto: winner of four Edward R. Murrow awards

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TORONTO – Global Toronto has won four RTDNA Edward R. Murrow awards,  including Best Newscast for coverage of the Danzig St. shooting, Best use of sound/video for a profile of tightrope walker Jay Cochrane that avoided using any narration and allowed Cochrane’s stunts tell their own story, and Best writing for Dave Gerry’s  profile on Toronto-based artist “whistling” Eduardo Gaya.

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GlobalNews.ca reporter Leslie Young and Global Toronto reporter Jackson Proskow also won an RTDNA Edward R. Murrow  award for outstanding investigative journalism for their series ‘Gardiner Expressway – Trouble overhead.’  In December, a Global News investigation revealed thousands of documents detailing the state of the aging Gardiner Expressway and the significant safety concerns associated with the highway.

Young and Proskow RTNDA
Global News reporters Leslie Young and Jackson Proskow accepting the RTNDA award for their investigation into Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway.

“It’s very rewarding to see how a journalistic hunch by one of our online producers became an enterprising, multi-platform storytelling opportunity that included web articles, interactive graphics and a series of broadcast stories, all of which demanded accountability,” said Ron Waksman, Senior Director of Online and Current Affairs. “I can promise you we’re not done with this story yet.”

IN DEPTH: GARDINER EXPRESSWAY – TROUBLE OVERHEAD

Young and Proskow also won the Dan McArthur Award  and the Digital Media Award (central region) for the Gardiner Expressway investigation.

Global Winnipeg was also honoured with an Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the Speedway fire in October 2012.

Global National is also celebrating a historic Edward R. Murrow win, earning the  2013 Overall Excellence Award for Network Radio and Television, a category that has been dominated by U.S. networks for decades.

No other Canadian network has earned that recognition in the award’s 42-year history.

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