AJAs 2018 Finalists


Slug/Label Bear Spray Attack at PWC
Date Aired or Published September 19, 2018
Media outlet where first aired or published: VOCM
Name of Program: VOCM
If co-produced, list partner: N/A
Location: St. John's
List awards, grants: N/A
Running time (TV/Radio): Various lengths

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

VOCM received a tip that ambulances had arrived at a local high school and there were suggestions that there was some kind of an attack. Andrew Hawthorn immediately jumped into action and was the first media on the scene. He provided thorough, accurate accounts as the story unfolded and helped to allay fears as rumours started to swirl that it was a shooting incident.

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

Andrew used his own phone and a station vehicle.

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