Which journalists will win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction? (CBC News) This year, CBC News asked three of Canada’s most respected journalists for their opinions on the 2017 Best Newspaper
of the year.
It’s a question that’s been on the minds of many Canadians over the past year, with many pointing to the newspaper’s reporting on the rise of populism in the U.S. and Canada.
“What is it about journalism that makes it so attractive to the general public?” asked Andrew Higgins, a reporter for the Toronto Star.
“[That] it’s able to be written with style, without having to be in the news every day, but being able to tell the story in a way that people are actually able to relate to it,” he said.
“It’s the ability to be a bit quirky and sometimes be a little bit playful, but still not lose your sense of what’s really important.”
Higgins also praised the journalists’ ability to use social media to spread the word about their work.
The journalists’ picks for the 2017 Nobel Prize in Journalism include: “The American Century: From the Civil War to the War on Drugs,” by Brian Murphy and Scott Barrett, HarperCollins; “In the Footsteps of a Serial Killer: Murder and the Making of a Modern-Day Serial Killer,” by David Carr, Scribner Canada; and “Feminists, Policing and the New York City Police Department: The Search for the Roots of Violence,” by Jessica Auerbach and Jessica M. Gannon, Harper Collins.
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