Students win travel journalism award

Chantaie Allick and Margaret Cappa are this year’s winners of The Carleton Norway Journalism Travel Award, which offers two journalism students an opportunity to travel, work and conduct research of relevance to both Norway and Canada.

This spring, the pair will spend four weeks in Kirkenes, an Arctic town in northeast Norway. While there, they will do work for Norwegian newspaper Barents Observer as well as research for stories they will write or broadcast upon their return.

The students had to pitch story ideas that examine how the two countries are dealing with a policy issue. Allick, who just completed her first year of Carleton’s two-year graduate program, will write about the way Norwegian policy-makers approach their Arctic region, including how it deals with environmental issues.

Meanwhile, Cappa, who just finished her four-year Carleton undergrad, will compare the countries’ environmental policies for the fishing industries, and explore the reasons why the banking systems in both countries won high praise during the global recession.