AJAs 2016 Finalists


Slug/Label Global News - Gagetown Reservists
Date Aired or Published Aug. 25, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: Global New Brunswick
Name of Program: Global News at 6
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Location: New Brunswick
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Running time (TV/Radio): 2:11

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Video Journalist Jeremy Keefe was given access to the 5th Canadian Division Primary Reserve training exercises at CFB Gagetown. The reservists normally train at their own home bases but this was an opportunity for reservists from around the region to come together to train as a unit in "real world" situations. The training exercises were intense and extensive. Interesting visuals and footage from the training field itself gave the story authenticity and brought viewers close to the action. Interviews with both commanding officers and reservists helped provide varying perspectives on the exercises and the overall experience. Jeremy was given access to the training site meaning he was shooting intense military training exercises such as live fire engagement and Blackhawk helicopter drills from close range.

Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:

As a VJ, Jeremy was responsible for covering all aspects of this story on his own.

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