Globe and Mail reporter Anne McIlroy has won a CAUT award for excellence in post-secondary education reporting. McIlroy won the CAUT Award for Excellence in Education Journalism for her article "Under Siege in the Ivory Tower" (Globe and Mail, Sept. 18, 2001). Honourable mentions in the professional print and broadcast media were given to Ann Dowsett-Johnston (Maclean's Magazine) and Philip Fine (Times Higher Education Supplement).
Simon Rabinovitch, copy editor at the McGill Daily, won the CAUT award for outstanding reporting in the student media for his article "Corporations Limiting Academic Freedom?" (CUP, 2001). Honourable mentions in the student category were given to Jennifer Henderson (The Picaro) and Jessica Lockhart (Canadian Dimension).
Established in 2001, the CAUT awards are given to individuals in recognition of excellence in the coverage of post-secondary education issues in both the professional and student media.
Faculty associations, other professional associations and members of the public nominate journalists across the country for the awards. Submissions are judged on the basis of relevance, originality, quality of investigation and research, potential impact on policy makers, and the fulfilment of professional standards of journalism.
Jurors Bob Rupert (School of Journalism) Carleton University, Lynne van Luven (Department of Writing) University of Victoria, Jill Spellicsy (School of Journalism) University of Regina, and Louise Julien (Faculty of Education) Université du Québec à Montréal, reviewed submissions and selected the winners in each category.