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AJAs 2020 Finalists

Back to School After Covid March Break


Date Aired or Published September 8/9, 2020.
Media outlet where first aired or published: Reuters/Globe & Mail/NBC/BBC/New York Times/CBC, etc
Name of Program:
If co-produced, list partner:
Location: Vernon Bridge, PEI
List awards, grants:
Running time (TV/Radio):

Short explanation of the story and how it developed:

Assigned to covering the re-opening of Schools in Canada, I arranged to meet a couple of familities whom children would be returning to school. I arranged to meet the parents and got releases agreed too. The next day, I went down to photograph them.

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

After discussing with the Reuters editor-in-charge the opening of the schools, we came to the conclusion that grabbing a nice school scene with hills and farmland in the background may be ideal. I identified 3-4 people in a rural area near water that may be ideal for this situation. After communicating with them via Facebook and getting parent/children release forms done, I proceeded out to Vernon Bridge the morning of to capture the first moments.

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