The Manitoban up for two student journalism awards

Arts &; culture editor Alex Braun, research &; technology reporter Robert Moshe Thompson nominated

The Manitoban has been nominated for two John H. McDonald awards for excellence in student journalism.

Research & technology reporter Robert Moshe Thompson is nominated in the Indigenous reporting (print) category for his article, “What it takes to research an Indigenous language.”

The article interviews head of the U of M linguistics department Nicole Rosen about her experience researching Indigenous languages. Rosen wrote her thesis on Michif, one of the languages spoken by Métis people.

Arts &a culture editor Alex Braun is nominated in the op-ed category for his article, “The easy way out of caring for people,” an editorial that argues that medical assistance in dying for people who are not terminally ill is a “slippery slope.”

Both articles can be read on the Manitoban’s website.

There are 27 award categories and three nominations in most. The paper taking home the most nominations is the University of British Columbia’s newspaper, the Ubyssey, with 16 nominations.

The awards will be presented this Saturday at student journalism conference NASH85’s JHM gala.