Postmedia journalists nominated for 2023 Webster Awards

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Finalists in the 2023 Webster journalism awards have been announced and include reporters from The Vancouver Sun and The Province.

Lori Culbert and Dan Fumano have been nominated in the best news reporting of the year category for “Ending ‘renter bias’: The arguments for and against ending rules that limit rental housing.” The piece looks at why the NDP hadn’t acted following a 2018 government report recommended lifting rental bans in strata buildings, despite the housing crisis worsening.

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Culbert and Fumano are also finalists for the excellence in diversity and inclusion reporting category for their work “First Nations’ real estate megaprojects game-changing for Metro Vancouver.”

A nod goes to Postmedia columnist Daphne Bramham for the commentator of the year, City Mike Award, for a selection of five columns, including “Show us the money when it comes to World Cup 2026.”

Another Postmedia News columnist, Douglas Todd, is also a finalist in the category of excellence in health reporting for his piece “Would my dad have survived today’s mental-health system? Probably not.”

The awards recognize excellence in journalism in B.C. All finalists will be celebrated, and the winner in each category will be announced during the Nov. 14 Webster Awards that this year will be an in-person gala dinner at the Hyatt Regency.

This year’s event will feature Lisa LaFlamme, in a fireside chat hosted by CBC Vancouver’s Gloria Macarenko. The evening will be hosted by Anita Bathe, host of CBC’s Vancouver News at 6 and Paul Haysom, host of Vancouver Island’s CHEK News at 6.

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