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Ben Cleary: Show of Work


Date Aired or Published 10/30/20,08/31/20,06/10/20
Media outlet where first aired or published: NTV News
Name of Program: NTV Evening Newshour
If co-produced, list partner: n/a
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
List awards, grants: n/a
Running time (TV/Radio): 02:17, 3:53, 01:55

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

1.) A man's heart stopped beating at Twin Rinks Hockey arena in St. John's. Word made it to our NTV Newsroom that a rink attendant had saved his life. I took a camera and interviewed Ray Martin at the arena that same day. Later that afternoon, Larry Manning agreed to do a FaceTime interview from his hospital bed - he said it was a chance for him to thank his hero. 2.) An incident was caught on camera late one night at Quidi Vidi Village in St. John's. The woman in the video was yelling racist tropes at her neighbours - and was later arrested. 3.) Come by Chance is a small town an hour outside of St. John's. Many of the residents in Come by Chance work at the nearby refinery - when word broke that negotiations around the future of the refinery had fallen through , I left our newsroom for the town.

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

Each story was turned around on the day it happened. I did the interviews, script writing, and camera work on my own, with input from the newsroom.

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