Media union’s members honoured by CAJ for outstanding journalism


CBC reporter Eli Glasner CBC journalist Eli Glasner shows off his CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour Reporting. (Twitter)

More than a dozen CWA Canada members are among this year’s winners of Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) awards for outstanding journalism.

Eli Glasner, an entertainment reporter, film critic and screentime columnist for CBC News, has claimed the CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour Reporting.

His story, ‘I Just Broke Down Crying’: Canadian Video Game Creators Face Gruelling ‘Crunch’ Hours, was part of a series (Burnout: Stress At Work) led by The National.

It was a timely look at a huge industry in North America that is the target of an organizing effort by Game Workers Unite, which is supported by CWA Canada.

Other CWA Canada members who were honored include:

The Regina Leader-Post and National Observer, whose reporters are represented by CWA Canada, shared the Data Journalism Award for Tainted Water. The investigation involving 10 media organizations and nine universities revealed that Canada has a major problem with lead in drinking water.

The CAJ awards were presented online at the end of May, with finalists taking part in a video conference, which was livestreamed on Facebook.

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