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Gazette editor win EdNews Award

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Frank McTighe, editor and publisher of The Macleod Gazette, recently received his third EdNews award for reporting on education in Alberta.

The editor of The Macleod Gazette has won a provincial award for excellence in education coverage.
Frank McTighe recently received the 2013 Alberta Teachers’ Association’s EdNews Award.
The ATA presents EdNews Awards every year to recognize the important role journalists and photographers play in raising awarenesss of education issues, activities and achievements.
McTighe won in the EdNews weekly newspaper journalism category.
One of the stories submitted by McTighe was about the Grade 12 eagle feather ceremony for First Nations students at F.P. Walshe school.
“This story was told with a lot of emotion,” an EdNews Award judge said. “It gave insight into the significance of graduation as a beginning for First Nations students.”
McTighe also submitted stories about the pending closure of G.R. Davis school and reconfiguration of grades at W.A. Day and F.P. Walshe schools.
McTighe’s other stories were about the Painted Horse leadership program at G.R. Davis school and the retirement of exemplary school staff member Vera Crow Shoe.
This is McTighe’s third EdNews Award. He also won in 2003 and 2005.
Andrea Sands of the Edmonton Journal won the EdNews Award for daily newspaper reporting.
Larry Wong of the Edmonton Journal and Stephanie Dubois of the Leduc Representative won EdNews Awards for photography.

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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Evan Berger Says:

    Congratulations Frank, well done.

  2. Martin Says:

    Great job, Frank, and very well-deserved! The Gazette is a huge asset to FM and area. Keep up your excellent work!

  3. Steve B. Davis Says:

    Congratulations Frank on a well deserved award. Great work.