AJAs 2016 Finalists

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Slug/Label No Place Like Home
Date Aired or Published Nov 3, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: NTV
Name of Program: NTV Evening Newhour
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Location: ST. John's
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Running time (TV/Radio): 6:36, 4:05, 5:23

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

HUNDREDS OF SMALL COMMUNITIES IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR ARE FACING A THREAT TO THEIR SURVIVAL...SOME MIGHT CALL IT A CRISIS THAT WILL DOOM THE PROVINCE'S CULTURE. IT'S BEEN COMING OUR WAY FOR YEARS NOW. YOU CAN SEE IT - IN THE OUT MIGRATION FROM RURAL NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR....YOU CAN SEE IT IN THIS PROVINCE'S LOW BIRTH RATES - AND IN OUR AGING POPULATION. HOW BAD IS IT? WITH SO MUCH AT STAKE HOW PREPARED ARE WE? RESEARCHERS AT MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY HAVE BEEN WORKING MONTHS NOW TO GATHER CRITICAL INFORMATION - FOR SOMETHING THEY CALL THE POPULATION PROJECT AND THE WORK THEY'RE DOING IS A SIREN CALL FOR ACTION. NTV'S GLEN CARTER PRODUCED, WROTE, AND HOSTED AN HOUR LONG SPECIAL, AIRED ON NOVEMBER 6TH, 2016 WHICH FEATURED THREE COMPELLING STORIES ON THE DILEMMA FACING RURAL NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. IN ‘HOME SWEET HOME’, GLEN SPOTLIGHTS GREENSPOND, BONAVISTA BAY WHICH IS STANDING FAST AGAINST THE PRESSURES, WITH RESILIENCE AND HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. GLEN ALSO FOCUSES ON THE RURAL FISHERY, THE LIFEBLOOD OF MANY OF THIS PROVINCE’S SMALL OUTPORTS. IN ‘LEFT TO THE GULLS’ GLEN TRAVELS TO ODERIN, WITH THREE LIFELONG FRIENDS WHO HAVEN’T RETURNED SINCE THEY WERE UPROOTED AS CHILDREN IN A GOVERNMENT RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM.

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

Three stories Home Sweet Home 6:36 Rural Fishery 4:05 Left to the Gulls 5:23

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