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2013 Atlantic Journalism Awards Finalists


Date Aired or Published October 26, 2103
Media outlet where first aired or published: The Chronicle Herald
Name of Program: Herald Magazine
If co-produced, list partner: Deborah Wiles, Jayson Taylor, Russell Jackson
Location: Halifax
List awards, grants:
Running time (TV/Radio):

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

The Long Goodbye cover illustrates the deeply personal story by writer John DeMont about his parents' battle with dementia. We decided early on that illustrations would be a more personal approach to telling the story but one that would not be intrusive. The illustration conveys Mrs. DeMont's status in one simple drawing; the headline cleary states the main theme of the story and the clean design allows the artwork to speak for itself.

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

Russell Jackson was hired as a freelance illustrator for the story He spent many days and long hours with the subject of the story.

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