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AJAs 2020 Finalists

30th anniversary of UCCB Capers Football


Date Aired or Published Nov. 20, 2020
Media outlet where first aired or published: Cape Breton Post
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Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I was laid off for 44 days. During the time, with the attitude I'd be eventually returning to work, I decided to prepare a list of stories I wanted to write. The UCCB Capers football 30th anniversary of the one-and-done season was high on my list and eventually we ran a two-page spread on both Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 on the program.

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

It took about a month to track everyone down and complete the interviews. Of course, I'm the only sports reporter at the Cape Breton Post, so I chipped away at the story, while also continuing to write daily stories for next day editions.

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