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AJAs 2016 Finalists


Date Aired or Published March 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: Atlantic Business Magazine
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Location: St. John's, NL
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

The idea for this story had been percolating for a year. In March 2019, some of our editorial team had attended an event hosted in conjunction with International Women's Day - one of the topics that came up during discussion was the number of women working in coding. We tasked journalist Sarah Smellie with finding out just how extensive this involvement was - and were we ever amazed. From her historical finding that women were the original coders to her revelation of Atlantic Canada's world-class code masters, this story is a compelling read from beginning to end.

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

Researched and written by Sarah Smellie; layout and design by Carolyn Greene using submitted images.

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