La Presse’s report on the opioid crisis “Overdoses: The Invisible Epidemic” is a finalist for the World Association of Newspapers’ Best Journalistic Project in America award.
“This prestigious appointment not only highlights the quality of our journalism, but also the strength of teamwork! “, rejoices the editor-in-chief of La Presse, François Cardinal.
The list of finalists for the World Association of Newspapers’ Digital Medias Award-Americas competition was unveiled on Friday. The report “Overdoses: the invisible epidemic” by journalist Philippe Mercure and graphic designer Maxime Jean, published in the fall of 2022, is a finalist in the category of best journalistic project.
The other two projects competing in this category are The Uber Files from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Deaths in the family from the American publication Insider.
“Both in its form and its scope, this report differs from those that we usually publish,” explains Mr. Cardinal. This large file puts forward a complex storytelling including data visualization, animations, striking photographs and captivating text. »
“To achieve this result and optimize the impact of the work of reporter Philippe Mercure and graphic designer Maxime Jean, we brought together colleagues from many departments around the project and adopted an unprecedented working method,” he adds.
La Presse is the only Quebec media nominated for the Digital Medias Award-Americas. The Globe and Mail is the only other Canadian media in the running, in the category of best news website.