Global Calgary nets 2 Prestigious Broadcast News Awards

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 Global Calgary has won two awards for a true-crime podcast from reporter Nancy Hixt and a special series honouring the city’s LGBTQ2 community from reporter Jill Croteau. Global News
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Global Calgary has won two regional Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNAEdward R. Murrow awards for a true-crime podcast from reporter Nancy Hixt and a special series honouring the city’s LGBTQ2 community from reporter Jill Croteau.

“Our Walking with Pride series took a look at our city’s LGBTQ community and highlighted the struggles many still face,” Global Calgary news director and station manager Carmela Gentile said.

“Global Calgary continues to focus on serving our audiences with content that celebrates diversity, and this series is just one example of the journalism we are so proud of.”

Both stories will now move on to the national award competition.

Scroll down to learn more about the segments that received the awards, or click here to view a full list of 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award winners.

Global Calgary was given an award in the News Series category for a five-part series from Jill Croteau called Walking with Pride, which aired in August 2019 to coincide with Calgary’s week-long Pride Festival.

The series looked at topics like the brave beginnings of Calgary PrideCalgary’s drag king community and the struggles of a Serbian gay couple seeking refuge in Calgary.

Read more  HERE. 

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