Quality Journalism Means Putting Feet On The Ground

Two weeks ago, I had the honour to attend the Canadian Hillman Prize ceremony for excellence in journalism. As I waited to speak, I heard the journalists themselves talk about what it took to get their award-winning stories.

In each case, it was reporters working their beats, talking to people on the ground, taking calls from readers and viewers and getting out of the newsroom to meet with people in their communities that resulted in their award-winning stories.

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