AJAs 2017 Finalists


Slug/Label Avondale Standoff
Date Aired or Published Oct. 18, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: NTV
Name of Program: NTV Evening News
If co-produced, list partner: n/a
Location: AVondale, NL
List awards, grants: n/a
Running time (TV/Radio): 2:15

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Twitter can be a source for news. On an October morning, photojournalist Bart Fraize read that police in Avondale, about an hour outside of St. John's had several roads closed, and the school wouldn't be opening. Unsure of what was happening, he made his way to Avondale, and was the only media present as the events of that day unfolded. the lack of wind that day allowed the journalist to use sound from the scene, alone with a lone police spokesperson to tell a story that relied heavily on the creative use of natural sound.

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

Photojournalist (Bart Fraize) who shot, wrote and edited the stories, Anchor (Glen Carter) who voiced the piece.

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