The Walrus wins five National Magazine Awards

To cap off an incredible first half of 2022, The Walrus won five award at the 45th Annual National Magazine Awards. The winners were announced in a virtual ceremony hosted by award-winning journalist and The Walrus contributor Kelly Boutsalis.

“This year has been a time of strong support for our long-running, verified investigative journalism and writing,” said editor Jessica Johnson. “The range of subjects and styles reflected in these awards – and among our contributors from coast to coast – shows The Walrus as a place where writers and photographers can tell their best stories.”

The Walrus had been nominated for 15 awards and won gold in the Investigative Reporting, Essays, Profiles and Fiction categories, as well as a silver award for long-form writing. This follows a string of outstanding wins this year for The Walrus, which has been recognized at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, the Canadian Association of Journalists Awards Program, the Digital Publishing Awards and the Canadian Hillman Prize for Journalism 2022 .

“What an honor to be celebrated by the National Magazine Awards which received over 1,000 nominations this year,” exclaimed The Walrus’ Managing Director, Jennifer Hollett. “The pandemic has really highlighted the importance of trustworthy journalism that Canadians can rely on. Kudos to The Walrus editorial team and storytellers across the country who work with us.

As a not-for-profit organization, The Walrus strives to create in-depth investigative stories that appeal to audiences in Canada and abroad. The organization would like to thank subscribers, readers and contributors for their support in continuing to produce award-winning journalism in print and online.

The Walrus congratulates all contributors and staff who were nominated and won.

WINNERS LIST:

GOLD WINNER for Investigative Reporting / Investigative Journalism
“Students for Sale”
Nicholas Hune-Brown
Contributors: Connor Garel, Fact Checker; Cornelia Li, illustrator; Daniel Viola, Editor-in-Chief

GOLD WINNER for Essays / Essays
“Leaving America”
ME Rogan
Contributors: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker; Phil Bergerson, photographer; Carmine Starnino, editor-in-chief

GOLD WINNER for Profiles / Portraits
“Citizen of Nowhere”
Adnan Khan
Contributors: Carmine Starnino, editor; Connor Garel, fact checker; James Lee Chiahan, illustrator

GOLD WINNER for Fiction
“The mission”
Troy Sebastian (NUPQU ʔA Kǂ AM̓)
Contributors: Allison Baker, fact-checker; Jessica Johnson, Editor-in-Chief

SILVER WINNER for Feature Writing/Best Feature Article—Long Form
“Justice on Trial”
Eva Holland
Contributors: Allison Baker, fact-checker; Lauren Crazybull, illustrator; Carmine Starnino, editor-in-chief

LIST of FINALISTS:

Long-Form Feature Writing: 6000+ / Best Feature Article: 6000+ words
“The RCMP Revisited”
Jane Gerster
Contributors: Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Paul Kim, illustrator; Hamutal Dotan, Editor-in-Chief

“Students for Sale”
Nicholas Hune-Brown
Contributors: Connor Garel, Fact Checker; Cornelia Li, illustrator; Daniel Viola, Editor-in-Chief

“Province of No Choice”
Jessica Leder
Contributors: Allison Baker, fact-checker; Darren Calabrese, photographer; Hamutal Dotan, Editor-in-Chief

Long-Form Feature Writing / Best feature article — long-form
“Citizen of Nowhere”
Adnan Khan
Contributors: Carmine Starnino, editor; Connor Garel, fact checker; James Lee Chiahan, illustrator

“Leaving America”
ME Rogan
Contributors: Nicole Schmidt, fact-checker; Phil Bergerson, photographer; Carmine Starnino, editor-in-chief

Trials / Trials
“After the Facts”
Viviane Fairbank
Contributors: Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Josh Holinaty, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, editor-in-chief

Fiction
“Private Hands”
Michael LaPointe
Contributors: Lucy Uprichard, fact-checker; Franco Equality, illustrator; Jonas Brunet, editor-in-chief

Personal Journalism / Personal Journalism
“OCD is no joke”
Lisa Whittington Hill
Contributors: Tina Knezevic, fact-checker; Tajja Isen, editor-in-chief

Profiles / Portraits
“Meredith MacNeill Has Funny Bones”
Soraya Robert
Contributors: Sean Young, Fact Checker; Kourosh Keshiri, photographer; Carmine Starnino, editor-in-chief

Illustration (incl. Spot & Photo Illustration) / Illustrations
“Justice on Trial”
Lauren Crazybull
Contributors: Natalie Vineberg, Artistic Director; Eva Hollande, writer; Allison Baker, Fact Checker; Carmine Starnino, editor-in-chief

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