UBC Journalism students receive seven COPA nominations

COPA2UBC Journalism students and faculty have been named as finalists in the 2015 Canadian Online Publishing Awards.

Students received seven nominations in four categories including Best Article or Series, Best Interactive Story, Best Video Content and Best Digital Publication.

The awards showcase Canadian publishing talent and companies in the digital medium.

“The number of nominations is a testament to the talent of our students and faculty,” said UBC Journalism director Alfred Hermida. “It is terrific that the school has again been recognised as a leader in digital journalism in Canada.”

This is the seventh straight year that students and faculty from the UBC Graduate School of Journalism have been named as finalists in the COPAs.

In the 2014 awards, students received three nominations and won gold in best Interactive Story for the International Reporting Program’s Green China project.

The finalists this year also included OpenCanada.org, whose Editor in Chief is UBC Journalism faculty member Taylor Owen.

Range of stories

All the nominations are in the Blue category which covers academic institutions. Nominated in the Best Article or Series category are:

Nominated in the Best Interactive Story category are:

Nominated for Best Video Content category are:

The website of the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course is a finalist in the Best Digital Publication category.

The winners will be announced on November 19 in Toronto.