AJAs 2018 Finalists


Date Aired or Published Mar. 2, 2018
Media outlet where first aired or published: NEWS 957
Name of Program: NEWS 957
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Location: Halifax
List awards, grants: none
Running time (TV/Radio): 13:12

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

In early 2018 the tragic story of a local Mixed Martial Arts fighter came to light. By all accounts 19 year old Cody Glode had everything going for him, a successful fighting career, a strong circle of family and friends, and a job with the Truro Fire department. On the 2nd of March, Cody took his own life, losing a years long battle with depression. In putting together this piece News 95.7's Chris Halef chatted with Glode's friends and family, even participating in a ceremonial sweat on the Millbrook First Nation as the community came to grips with the loss. Not only does this piece tell Cody's story, it also shines a light on Nova Scotia's Mental Health system. A truly moving feature.

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

Chris Halef researched, wrote , produced and reported this feature. No extra resources were used.

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