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2013 Atlantic Journalism Awards Finalists


Slug/Label The Murder of Philip Boudreau
Date Aired or Published June, 2013 (various dates)
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC Radio
Name of Program: Information Morning
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Location: Halifax
List awards, grants: none
Running time (TV/Radio): 12:00 approx

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Philip Boudreau, a sometimes fisherman, died in what RCMP described as an "altercation on the water." The tiny community of Petit-de-Grat closed ranks. Reporters came and went, telling their desks, "Nobody is talking." But people did talk to Phonse Jessome. What emerged was a story of a community on edge, and something far more sinister than a simple "altercation" on the water.

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

Phonse was assigned to this story full-time over 3 weeks. He made several trips to Petit-de-Grat using Sydney as a base.

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