The Cord wins two JHM awards


Photo by Mitchell Consky

On Jan. 4, ten members of The Cord staff headed to Fredericton, New Brunswick for NASH, an annual post-secondary media and journalism conference.

This yearly conference brings in student journalists from across the country to meet various professionals in the journalism industry and learn about the most recent trends in reporting, photography, multi-media and design, among others.

At the end of each NASH conference, student journalists from all over Canada are recognized at the JHM Award Ceremony, where students are nominated for awards in various categories.

Last year, The Cord was nominated for four JHM Awards at the conference in Toronto.

Current Creative Director, Will Huang, took home the only win last year, as he was recognized as Photojournalist of the Year.

This year, The Cord was nominated for 12 awards. Out of 12 nominations, The Cord took home two wins.

Former Editor-in-Chief Shelby Blackley and former Creative Director Lena Yang won for Layout of the Year, for their feature layout called ‘Movember’ which was published in November 2015.

Current Senior News Editor, Kaitlyn Severin, took home arguably the most prestigious award of the night, as she was recognized as Student Journalist of the Year.

This is Severin’s first win in her four years with The Cord.

This was also the first year that she was nominated, for not one, but two awards.

The Cord and all of Wilfrid Laurier University Student Publications thanks Severin, Blackley and Yang for their hard work and dedication in past years.   

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