Journalism at DC honoured by Ontario Community Newspapers Association

The Chronicle, Durham College’s (DC) newspaper and website produced by students and faculty in the Journalism – Mass Media program, has been recognized for its quality work by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA) in the 2017 Better Newspapers Competition.

DC graduate Toby Van Weston is one of three finalists in the Student Feature Writing category for a story he wrote about water issues on Scugog Island.

The paper’s website is also a finalist in the Best College or University Newspaper Website category. Most recently, the Chronicle finished second in the 2016 General Excellence Awards.

Additionally, DC alumnus Travis Fortnum, who now works at CP24 in Toronto, received honourable mentions in the Student Feature Writing and Student News Writing categories.

The Better Newspaper Competition is sponsored by the OCNA, a non-profit industry association focused on helping community newspapers prosper by promoting and enhancing the image of the industry among readers.

Winners will be announced at an awards gala on Friday, April 20, in Richmond Hill.

The Chronicle and DC’s Journalism – Mass Media program have been fixtures at the college for more than 40 years.