One of the front pages The Leader was recognized for at the Local Media Association Awards.

The Leader hauls in the hardware

Paper wins nine provincial and North America-wide journalism awards.

The Surrey-North Delta leader has been recognized for journalistic excellence at both the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspapers Association (BCYCNA) Ma Murray Community Newspaper awards and the Local Media Association awards (formerly the Suburban Newspapers of America).

In the Local Media Association’s awards competition, the results of which were announced Monday, The Leader won six awards:

• Paula Carlson was named Editor of the Year for 2014.

• Sheila Reynolds won first place in the Best Continuing Coverage category for her ongoing stories on the Surrey Six mass murder trial.

• Reynolds also won third place in the Feature category for a profile of Eileen Mohan, mother of one of the Surrey Six victims.

• Best News Photo, honourable mention, went to Boaz Joseph.

• Joseph also won an honourable mention for Best Feature Photo.

• The Leader won second place for Best Front Page.

At the Ma Murray awards held Saturday night at the River Rock casino in Richmond, reporter Kevin Diakiw was awarded top prize in the Feature Article category for his powerful piece titled Fenced In, the story of domestic abuse survivor Robin Brown.

“This extraordinary tale of abuse reads like a movie script,” judges said. “Terrific pacing creates real momentum in the story. Although this is an ongoing societal problem recent news headlines make this piece even more compelling today.”

Photojournalist Boaz Joseph won first place in the Spot News category with a dramatic photograph of a blood-soaked murder suspect being arrested by police.

“An undeniable choice for first place,” said the judges.

In the Ad Design category, Ann Robinson and Shelley Foster won third place.

The BCYCNA (BC and Yukon community newspaper association) is a non-profit membership organization representing 126 community newspapers throughout B.C. and the Yukon.

The LMA represents more than 2,600 newspapers across North America.


Just Posted

Fees ensure patients have access to parking at SMH, FHA says

Fraser Health Authority hasn’t heard yet from city hall about pay parking at Surrey hospital

Surrey memories: How the ‘IGUISBCSIR’ Facebook page became a hub for anecdotal history

Former Whalley resident Wes Mussato launched the group in 2011, 11 years after he’d moved to Ontario

OUR VIEW: Fraser Health should park the Surrey Memorial Hospital parking fees

On Monday, city council approved free parking, for two hours at a time, on the streets around SMH

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP say missing 17-year-old girl located

Police say Rachel Friend was last seen at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 19, near the 14900-block of 81A Avenue

Three-team trade brings another goalie into Surrey Eagles’ nest

BCHL team ships Chase Stevenson to Trail and acquires blue-liner, goalie

VIDEO: Two officers of B.C. Legislature escorted out amid investigation

Clerk of the House Craig James, Sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz on administrative leave

Shirtless stranger loomed over couch and started stabbing, bloody B.C. murder trial hears

Colin John pleads not guilty as trial opens in 2016 Chemainus murder case

Late 2019 too long to wait for ridesharing: B.C. Conservatives

“While the rest of the world is embracing this transportation revolution, B.C. is only now staggering slowly toward legislation on a business model that’s been mainstreamed for over a decade in other jurisdictions.”

Police aim to prevent retaliation after Hells Angel found dead under B.C. bridge

IHIT confirms Chad Wilson, 43, was the victim of a ‘targeted’ homicide

ICBC warns shoppers of the high-accident season at mall parking lots

Over 150,000 accidents happened during the holiday season last year

No deal in sight: Canada Post warns of delivery delays into January

Union holds fifth week of rotating strikes as both sides remain apart on contract negotiations

COLUMN: Higher interest rates will slow B.C. economy after ‘unusually robust’ show

Jock Finlayson is executive vice president and chief policy officer of the Business Council of BC

Jason Aldean, Old Dominion to headline Merritt’s Rockin’ River concerts next summer

Four-day music festival at Coldwater River from Aug. 1 to 4

Police looking into two more incidents at private Toronto all-boys’ school

Police and the school have said two of the prior incidents involved an alleged sexual assault

Most Read