AJAs 2016 Finalists
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|Date Aired or Published||Jan 2016|
|Media outlet where first aired or published:||Halifax Magazine|
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:As Halifax debates its colonial legacy, the discussion tends to centre on the city’s British founder, Edward Cornwallis, who once put a bounty on Mi’kmaw people. In this commentary, editor Trevor J. Adams examines the debate, arguing that its inappropriate for the city to continue to honour Cornwallis with a statue in the heart of the downtown. Making the case for sensitivity and reconciliation, this commentary spurred hours of debate online and on talk radio, and garnered several passionate letters to the editor.
Resources of the newsroom (money and time) available to complete the story:Halifax Magazine is a small team consisting for one senior editor (the author of this piece) and two contributing editors. We do everything from assigning and editing stories, to writing and shooting for the magazine, and proofing.