AJAs 2017 Finalists


Slug/Label CBC Nova Scotia News
Date Aired or Published January 30, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC Nova Scotia
Name of Program: CBC Nova Scotia News
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Location: Halifax
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Running time (TV/Radio): 47.28 (Please note I was having trouble with my upload not going through so we removed commercials and compressed the file to make it work.)

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

On January 30th, 2017 the biggest story in Canada was the attack that killed six people in mosque the night before in Quebec City. When we learned a vigil was being held at Halifax's Grand Parade we knew we had to be there live. From there, our host Tom Murphy brought the audience the latest on the situation from Quebec as well as reaction from the local muslim community. That took the form of a live interview with a local Imam, as well as a chat and a news story from reporter Preston Mulligan. We returned to Tom halfway through the show to to hear about a similar vigil that happened earlier in the day at Dalhousie University. From studio, our host Amy Smith anchored the rest of the broadcast. For local news, we had continuing coverage on the labour dispute between the Nova Scotia Government and the Teachers Union as well as a short wrap of the news of the day. For national and international news we had a comprehensive look at President Donald Trumps travel ban, which included an interview with a local immigration lawyer to find out how it will impact people in Nova Scotia. Finally, the broadcast included weather contributions from our meteorologist Kalin Mitchell.

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

This show drew on the usual amount of CBC resources we would use to put a show to air. A pair of videographers with Dejeros delivered the live content. The hosts along with the show's producer and lineup producer handled the editorial decision making and writing. And of course the show drew on reporters, producers and technical staff both here in our newsroom and other locations in the country to deliver this rich mix of local, national and international news.

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