AJAs 2017 Finalists


Slug/Label Froude Avenue Fire
Date Aired or Published June 26, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: NTV
Name of Program: NTV Evening News
If co-produced, list partner:
Location: St. John's
List awards, grants: n/a
Running time (TV/Radio): 3:19

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

It was during the newscast that photojournalist Bart Fraize heard on a radio scanner that there was a fire. He had already left for the day, and was enjoying a nice BBQ. He immediately headed to Froude Avenue, and well before reaching the area could see the plumb of heavy black smoke coming from the homes. He was the first reporter to arrive on the scene, and was able to send video back as the fire engulfed one home after another. There is one very powerful image in the story of a firefighters rescuing a young child from one of the homes. 35 people lost their homes that day, the submission is the story that followed on the next newscast, after speaking to residents and addressing a water issue that firefighters said made it difficult for them to fight the fire.

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

Photojournalist (Bart Fraize) who shot, wrote and edited the stories, Anchor (Toni-Marie Wiseman) who voiced the peice.

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