Writing Awards

I was a finalist for a 2011 Mirror Award in the Best Commentary, Digital Media category for a series of columns I wrote for Columbia Journalism Review. I was a finalist in the same category in 2010.

I won a Silver Medal at the 2011 National Magazine Awards in the Best Multimedia Feature category. This was for an audio slideshow I wrote and narrated for Report on Business Magazine. That same piece was a finalist for Best Video at the 2010 Canadian Online Publishing Awards. In 2009, I received a Silver Medal in the Humour category for an article in Maisonneuve magazine. I also shared a Gold Medal in the Service: Personal Finance & Business category at the 2008 National Magazine Awards. The award was for a package of articles published in Report on Business magazine.

My book, Mafiaboy: How I Cracked The Internet and Why It’s Still Broken, won the award for Canadian non-fiction crime book of the year at the Arthur Ellis Awards in 2009. The awards are given by the Crime Writers of Canada.

My book, Regret the Error: How Media Mistakes Pollute the Press and Imperil Free Speech, won the 2008 Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism (book) from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

I received the Women’s Press Club Scholarship for published work while studying journalism at Concordia University in Montreal.

Awards For

Regret the Error was a finalist for Best Article(s) at the 2010 Canadian Online Publishing Awards, and a finalist for Best Blog in 2009.

Regret the Error was listed as one of the Top 25 Blogs in’s First Annual Blog Index. Read the entry here.

Regret the Error was listed as one of the best media blogs in’s Best of The Web directory.

Regret the Error was named one of the Yahoo! Picks of the Year. Read the entry here.

Awards For OpenFile

OpenFile is nominated in two categories at the 2010 National Magazine Awards: Best Digital Design (for this project), and Magazine of the Year (Digital).

OpenFile was a finalist for Best News Coverage and Best Article(s) at the at the 2010 Canadian Online Publishing Awards.