PressProgress Wins Award for Labour Newsletter Shift Work
PressProgress wins silver award at 2023 COPA ceremony
PressProgress claimed a prize at the 2023 Canadian Online Publishing Awards for its weekly labour publication, Shift Work.
The COPAs, which recognize outstanding achievements in Canadian digital media and journalism, were announced at a ceremony Thursday evening.
Senior Reporter Emily Leedham had been named as a finalist under the Business category for ‘Best Blog Column/Videocast/Podcast’, and took home silver for the 2023 awards:The awards were issued by a panel of over 90 expert judges drawn from Canada’s top corporate and independent media organizations.
Other finalists along with PressProgress in the same category included Law360 Canada, University Affairs, and IT World Canada.
The unique role of Shift Work is also recognized by the community. As the only publication that tracks every ongoing strike and lockout across the country, top labour academics have invited Senior Reporter Emily Leedham to collaborate on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant submission to study strikes in Canada. Shift Work is also featured as a resource on the home page of the University of Winnipeg’s Labour Studies department.
Labour leaders, economists, academics, and politicians are among the thousands subscribed to Shift Work, and consistently express how Shift Work proves itself a valuable weekly resource, helping provide a well-rounded perspective for their professional work.
In 2021, PressProgress won three COPA awards for its 2020 coverage of the health and labour impacts of the emerging COVID-19 pandemic, including a silver award for Best Digital Content of the Year, a gold award for Best COVID-19 Story Coverage as well as the top COPA prize for Best Independent Publisher of the Year.
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