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Journalism student nominated for prestigious award

Submitted by on 2017/03/29 – 8:30 am

For the third year in a row, a MacEwan journalism student has been nominated in the written word category of the Emerge Media Awards.

Lucas Provencher, a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Communication Studies, has been nominated for his feature story, “Point and Shoot: How Public Shaming Came Back into Fashion on the Prairies,” published in The Scavenger, the annual online general interest magazine of the BCSC 422 feature writing class, taught by Dr. Brian Gorman.

Lucas’s story looks into the ethical issues and social consequences of the activities of the organization Creep Catchers, a loose-knit vigilante group whose members take it upon themselves to track down and expose alleged pedophiles.

This is the third year for the EMAs, the third year for The Scavenger, and the fourth time our students’ material has been in the running for the written word award. Last year, Riyah Lakhani’s “A Refugee’s Tale” and Tamanna Khurana’s “The Struggle for the Soul of Alberta Avenue” were nominated in this category, and Riyah’s piece was named runner up. Two years ago, the first written word EMA was won by “Meet the People Behind Canada’s Death Revolution,” by Nicole Wiart, who has since gone on to earn a master of journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa.

Administered by the University of Guelph-Humber and adjudicated by industry professionals, the EMAs celebrate and showcase the achievements of journalism, media studies and communication students from across the country.

The awards will be handed out April 24 at the EMA dinner and ceremony at Humber College in Toronto.