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2013 Atlantic Journalism Awards Finalists


Slug/Label Remembering Rita MacNeil
Date Aired or Published April 17, 2013
Media outlet where first aired or published: cbc.ca/ns
Name of Program: CBC.CA/NS
If co-produced, list partner: n/a
Location: Halifax
List awards, grants: n/a
Running time (TV/Radio): n/a

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

The death of Rita Macneil was not expected, so we didn't have an obituary ready to go. Carolyn Ray skillfully gathered facts and quotes from a wide range of sources to quickly write an obituary worthy of a music legend.

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

One online writer, pulling quotes and facts as they came in through the day. The first version of this story was up within minutes of confirming the death.

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