AJAs 2017 Finalists


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Date Aired or Published Aug. 22, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: NTV News
Name of Program: NTV Evening Newshour
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Location: St. John's
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Running time (TV/Radio): 3:00

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Nicholas Quinn always felt like he was different. Growing up, he knew he was smaller than all of his friends. He loved sports but realized the challenges early. At 10, Nicholas admits he's always struggled a little to fit in. He gets noticed, sometimes for the wrong reasons, but sports is an outlet for him. He loves to participate, embraces the spirit of competition and, though small, has big goals. Well, he realized those goals last summer in Ontario when he donned Canada's colours and represented the nation at the World Dwarf Games, aptly tagged as the Olympics for Little People. Nicholas would shine, becoming a world champion and taking home five medals while competing against the best in the world. Although the hardware around his neck felt great, the was a much greater reward. For the first time in his life, Nicholas felt as though he belonged. There were other boys and girls just like him. He wasn't alone. He was part of a world of people who are real champions.

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

Journalist Mark Dwyer package this story with the assistance of producer Donnie Decker as well as cameraman Tony Barrington. The interview itself was shot at NTV Studios.

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