ECA Review writer wins national award

Every year News Media Canada honours the finest in Canadian community news with its Canadian Community Newspaper Awards.
The 2017 winners were announced from Toronto on April 19 and Blackfalds LIFE won Best Feature Series, third place in circulation class, for Lisa Joy’s stories on “Lacombe Man Victim of Red Deer Creep Catchers.”
Lisa Joy is a stringer reporter for the ECA Review.
Joy’s stories on Creep Catchers were picked up by a national news investigative team from W5, who later came to Lacombe and Red Deer. W5 featured the Lacombe victim from the Blackfalds LIFE story in their documentary “Creep Out” that aired in February 2017.
First place went to The Compass of Carbonear, NL for their series “Tracking down heroes of the 1974 Ascension Collegiate fire. Second place went to Osoyoos Times, of Osoyoos, BC.
Joy’s work has appeared in the Ottawa Sun, Edmonton Sun, Calgary Sun, Albert Views, Red Deer Advocate, Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Saskatoon Sun and AgWorld: A Saskatchewan Viewpoint.
In 2008 QMI/Quebecor featured Joy in their magazine after her award winning feature series from Africa went national with Sun Media/Quebecor.
News Media Canada is a joint initiative of the Canadian Newspaper Association and the Canadian Community Newspapers Association. Combined, the two associations represent over 830 daily, weekly, and community newspapers in every province and territory in Canada.

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