Friday, November 14, 2008

Raging Grannies protest "pro-military"
journalism award

A protest is being mounted against a journalism award by a group which feels it encourages pro-military propoganda, according to a post on the J-source website. The Ross Munro award is given by the Conference of Defence Associations in Ottawa, an Ottawa lobby group. It comes with $2,500 in prize money. This year, the award will go to Alec Castonguay from Le Devoir and L’actualité.

The protest is being organized by the Ottawa chapter of the Raging Grannies.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so sick of l'actualite getting all these awards. it is so ridiculously dry and looks like a st. hubert's flyer. Give the love to the snappy visual and smart packagers like Flare, Fashion, FQ, Inside Entertainment or Sir or Strut for once.

What is it going to take for this country to appreciate beauty and brains? Why bother even having mag awards if l'actualite and enroute (as exciting as a government line-up) are going to win them all for their boring features and sleepy layouts?

3:37 pm  
Blogger Paul Wells said...

I agree. Flare and Inside Entertainment have been absolutely superb in their military coverage this year. Why have they been snubbed for this prize?

10:47 am  

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