On Saturday, January 6, The Cascade’s editor-in-chief, Joel Robertson-Taylor, was named student journalist of the year at an annual gathering of student journalists in Toronto. The award was presented at the closing gala of the NASH80 conference, hosted at the downtown Chelsea Hotel.

The award, the final out of 17 John H. McDonald Awards for Excellence in Student Journalism, pitted Robertson-Taylor against two other finalists, one from UBC’s The Ubyssey, and another from Wilfrid Laurier’s The Cord.

The awards ceremony took place in front of a packed crowd of student journalists from across Canada, following three days of panels, presentations, and roundtable discussions on the state of student journalism in Canada as part of the annual event hosted by and for members of the Canadian University Press.

Robertson-Taylor has been The Cascade’s editor-in-chief since June 2017, and had previously served as the paper’s managing editor and news editor.

Photo: Martin Castro/The Cascade


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