Gazette health reporter Aaron Derfel wins top award for Herron coverage

“The award demonstrates how significant Aaron’s coverage of the pandemic has been,” said Lucinda Chodan, editor in chief of the Montreal Gazette.

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c0ldfusi0n
c0ldfusi0n
40 · a year ago · Reddit

at this point we should have an Aaron Derfel awards megathread

lucky_veg
lucky_veg
25 · a year ago · Reddit

Derfel garnered the top prize recognizing journalism in the province for his work investigating the disaster at the Herron long-term care residence in Dorval.

C'est tellement important les bons journalistes, surtout maintenant avec la désinformation/​propaganda partout.

behaaki
behaaki
7 · a year ago · Reddit

His reporting is on point, but I really don’t like how he closes his Twitter threads with “Please limit your social contacts”. Pretty much this whole time the main drivers of the pandemic are schools and workplaces — which he points out every time.

A more apt closer would be “stay away from schools and limit your professional contacts”.

But I guess you don’t bite the postmedia hand that feeds.