Not yet a year old, The Huffington Post Canada is a finalist for two major journalism awards.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Excellence in Journalism Award highlights independence, accuracy, accountability, courage and originality. HuffPost Canada is one of five nominees for the award, which will be presented at a ceremony in June.
Meanwhile, reporter Rachel Mendleson was recently nominated for a Canadian Association of Journalists' labour reporting award for a story on the links between income inequality and the decline of unions.
Mendleson traveled to St. Thomas, Ont., where auto workers are struggling to find work after the closure of the local Ford assembly plant. The story featured prominently in HuffPost’s ongoing ‘Mind The Gap’ series, edited by Daniel Tencer, which chronicles the growing income divide in Canada.
"We're very proud of these two nominations and to be counted among our fellow nominees,” said Managing Editor Kenny Yum. “They highlight the substantial work by reporters and editors and the contribution we're making to Canadian journalism."