Serge Chapleau and Stephanie Nolen win their eighth lifetime National Newspaper Awards; Randy Richmond named Journalist of the Year

TORONTO, May 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Serge Chapleau of La Presse and Stephanie Nolen of the Globe and Mail tied the record for lifetime wins when the 2019 National Newspaper Awards were announced today.Chapleau won for the eighth time in the Editorial Cartooning category, while Nolen's win (alongside two Globe and Mail colleagues) in the Business category was also the eighth of her career. Over the years Nolen has been a winner in four categories: Arts and Entertainment, Business, Explanatory Work and International. She has been a finalist 17 times while Chapleau has been a finalist 15 times.Their eighth wins matched a record that had been held by Jacquie McNish, who won eight times between 1992 and 2015.Randy Richmond of the London Free Press was named 2019 Journalist of the Year. That selection was made by a panel of three former NNA winners from among winning entries that had been submitted by one or two individuals.Richmond also won the Local Reporting category, and was a finalist in the Investigations category, for "We are the cops," a series of stories exposing how a police officer punched, kicked, stomped and choked a woman, how his fellow officers failed to stop the abuse, and how police spun it all into a misleading story about a dangerous suspect who had assaulted an officer.
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