Your nominees for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award



We called for nominees and you answered, giving us a list of 28 journalists from across the country that you deemed worthy of the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award. Having produced work ranging from in-depth local news stories, to stellar international reporting, to renowned data and investigative journalism projects, these nominees represent a highlight reel of Canadian journalism in 2012.

While our panel of judges review the nominations to decide a shortlist of candidates, we have rounded up the list journalists and their stories that you gave as reason for nomination.

Click on each name for a sample of the work they were nominated for:


Adrienne Arsenault (CBC News)

Nahlah Ayed (CBC News)

Jorge Barrera (APTN National News)

Abby Cameron (The Enfield Weekly Press/The Laker)

Elizabeth Chiu (CBC Halifax)

Kevin Donovan (Toronto Star)

Pat Healey (The Laker/The Enfield Weekly Press)

Eva Hoare (The Chronicle Herald)

Chris Hogg (Digital Journal)

Andrea Houston (Xtra!)

Meghan Hurley (Ottawa Citizen)

Kirk LaPointe (CBC Ombudsman)

Sue-Ann Levy (Toronto Sun)

John Michael McGrath (OpenFile Toronto)

Glen McGregor (Ottawa Citizen)

Stephen Maher (Postmedia News)

Steve Murphy (ATV/CTV Halifax)

Steve Murray (National Post)

Rachel Pulfer (Journalists for Human Rights)

Lisa Rainford (Toronto Community News)

David Rider (Toronto Star)

Charles Rusnell (CBC Edmonton)

Michelle Shephard (Toronto Star)

David Skok (, Shaw Media)

Marlou Tiro (ABS/CBN)

Paula Todd

Kenny Yum (The Huffington Post Canada)

Sean Wetselaar (The Eyeopener)