AJAs 2016 Finalists


Slug/Label CBC TV News
Date Aired or Published October 25, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC News
Name of Program: CBC News New Brunswick
If co-produced, list partner: Harry Forestell
Location: Fredericton
List awards, grants:
Running time (TV/Radio): 31 minutes

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

After 10 months in jail, Dennis Oland walked away from court a free man on October 25th. It was one of the biggest news stories of the year, on a case we had been following since the death of Richard Oland in 2011. And it's still not over yet. We went to our reporter Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon for a look at the decision, and then to lawyer and criminologist, Karla O'Regan, about what happens next for Dennis Oland. In other news, our Julianne Hazlewood had an investigative piece on attempted suicides and self harm inside provincial jails. And our Rachel Cave had a story on a controversial deal that gave Irving Oil a ninety-percent tax cut on its Canaport LNG site. On the lighter side, Catherine Harrop spent the day with a farmer in search of his runaway cow, and Shane Fowler had the story of an Ontario family breathing new life into an abandoned property outside Fredericton, with the intention of producing halal meat to fill a growing demand from newcomers in the province.

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

Our TV team in the newsroom consists of a host, producer, director, associate director, and half-day editor.

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