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CAUT Bulletin Archives

June 2012

Journalists Awarded for Education Coverage

Journalism award winners — Erin Hudson & Rosanna Tamburri.
Journalism award winners — Erin Hudson & Rosanna Tamburri.
Erin Hudson of the McGill Daily and freelance writer Rosanna
Tamburri are the 2012 recipients of CAUT’s Excellence in Post-Secon­dary Education Journalism Awards.

Tamburri won in the professional category for her story, “Indebted to higher education,” published in University Affairs magazine in January 2008.

Her report on Canada’s student financial aid system laid bare the program’s inability to close the gap in access to post-secondary education for low income youth.

Hudson was recognized in the student category for her series about university security services and the role of the Montreal police at McGill University. The articles were written after an inquiry was launched into incidents during a major labour dispute of non-aca­demic staff at McGill.

Hudson is a fourth year Middle East studies and political science student at McGill. She has reported for the Daily for two years and volunteers at McGill’s campus community radio station CKUT 90.3 FM. She hopes to pursue a career in journalism.

CAUT annually presents two $1,000 awards to recognize and encourage excellence in the coverage of post-secondary education in both the professional and student media. The awards jury this year was comprised of James Compton, an associate professor in Western’s faculty of information and media Studies, Gillian Stewart, a journalism instructor at Mount Royal University, and Concordia University journalism professor Mike Gasher.