AJAs 2017 Finalists


Date Aired or Published June 26, 2017
Media outlet where first aired or published: www.thetelegram.com
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Location: St. John's, NL
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

A devastating fire destroyed several row houses in a social housing project in the center of St. John’s and left 35 people from 13 families homeless on June 26, 2017. The fire started at the rear of one of the units and spread quickly through the old buildings destroying their belongings and killing some of their pets. There were many photos taken that day of the fire but this photo of a firefighter moving a piece of water-filled firefighting equipment out of the way of the blaze and the building literally crumbling in the background told the story of the devastation.

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

I am a dedicated full-time breaking news photographer for The Telegram and work flex-hours to respond to breaking news events outside normal working hours. This job requires that I be able to respond immediately to any serious news event, take photos and video, process the images, write the stories and post them directly to our website.

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