wins an Emmy

The Globe and Mail picked up an award this year at the 30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

The Globe‘s online series Talking to the Taliban won in the New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Current News Coverage category, beating out two projects each from The New York Times and The Washington Post as well as one from Reuters.

Reporter Graeme Smith accepted the award at a ceremony in New York. The team involved in the project included a Globe multimedia team led by Jayson Taylor and Christopher Manza, foreign editor Stephen Northfield and the Afghan journalists who interviewed the 42 Taliban soldiers. 

Current Globe editor John Stackhouse said of the win:

“Winning an Emmy is not only a new honour for the Globe, and one that speaks to our emerging role as a multimedia organization, it speaks to the world-class journalism that everyone at the Globe aspires to. I hope it also reminds Canadians of the need for the most basic form of journalism – the on-the-ground interview – when we’re trying to understand our role in the world.”

Smith is currently on leave from the Globe to write a book about Afghanistan.