Erika Miller received the Excellence in Journalism Award for Second Year Journalism from the Eric & Jack Wells Foundation.
Entries for the award are submitted anonymously in any medium – online, video, audio, or print. The entries can be any journalism written as a staff worker of a news organization, freelance, volunteer, or CreComm assignment. The winners are chosen by a panel of experienced journalists.
“I was pleasantly surprised, and honoured,” said Miller. “I couldn’t have done it without you (CNC). Writing for CNC gave me a good sense of purpose and motivation, and I really appreciate you publishing my series.”
The Eric & Jack Wells Foundation awards two prizes of $500 to two first year CreComm students for excellence in journalism, and two prizes of $1,000 to two CreComm students in second year for excellence in journalism.
The series examines restorative justice as a different way of justice that brings the victim, offender and community together to resolve the harms of crime and understand its impact on our lives. It looks at a number of different people involved with restorative justice programs in Winnipeg.
The series received many page views when it was first published, and is still garnering attention from people around the world interested in this subject.
“I’m going to be sending the links to the articles to a few restorative justice-minded organizations for the next three weeks (nationally and internationally),” said Miller. “So if there’s more of an uptick on the views (and I hope there will be), then that may be why.”