AJAs 2016 Finalists


Date Aired or Published March 23, 2016
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC Radio NL
Name of Program: On The Go
If co-produced, list partner:
Location: St. John's
List awards, grants:
Running time (TV/Radio): 23:04

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

This is a radio documentary about the children at Beatrix Potter Elementary in London, England, who have "adopted" the soldiers (and one nurse) from Newfoundland, who died during the First World War, and who are buried in the cemetery across the street from the school. We learned about it from a listener related to one of the soldiers.

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

I flew to London, spent 5 days there gathering the tape then took 3 or 4 more days back here at the station to write, edit and mix it. So, my time, and plane fare. The school had a guest house. I stayed there.

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