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2013 Atlantic Journalism Awards Finalists


Slug/Label Cogswell Exchange:Road to Nowhere
Date Aired or Published March, 2013
Media outlet where first aired or published: CBC Nova Scotia
Name of Program: CBC.CA/NS
If co-produced, list partner:
Location: Halifax
List awards, grants: CBCbudget of $7500
Running time (TV/Radio): n/a

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

The new mayor of Halifax described the revitalization of the Cogswell Exchange as one of the "city's greatest opportunities."WE set out to create a project that would engage the community on the history and the potential of the site. The project began online, but had TVand radio reporting components. It culminated in a townhall live on CBCMainstreet. That event was livestreamed and simulcast on CBC TV.

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

The work was spread out over several weeks. Our budget paid for a visual researcher to comb the CBC and Provincial Archives; a web developer to build the site, and one hour in a helicopter for the necessary aerials

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