The Guardian won the Atlantic Journalism Award for Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Print and Online Category [recently] for its coverage of the province-wide school evacuation in Sept. 2016.
On Wed. Sept. 21, more than 19,000 students in Prince Edward Island were evacuated from the province’s schools after RCMP in Ottawa received a threat by fax.
Thibodeau said it was an honour to accept the award on behalf of the entire team.
He said that on the day, while every school in the province was being evacuated, every person in the newsroom was working hard to ensure students, parents and the people of P.E.I. had the information they needed as quickly as possible.
“What an incredible team of journalists we have at The Guardian,” said Thibodeau. “They work very hard everyday to produce award-winning journalism. And while we don’t do it for the awards – we do it for our readers – it is still nice to be recognized and to be recognized in a room full of some of the top journalists in the country.”
*The above content is an excerpt from the original news story, published online at www.theguardian.pe.ca on May 6, 2017.