The documentary about electronic waste I helped produce with the UBC Graduate School of Journalism has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. The documentary, which investigated the illegal export of broken computers and other electronics to the developing world, aired last June on PBS Frontline/World. We received nominations for Outstanding Investigative Journalism and Outstanding Research.
I'm still in shock.
Most journalists work their entire careers for this kind of honour. The nominations have received quite a bit of attention, seeing as it's the first time Canadian journalism students have ever been nominated for an Emmy.
**Update: I got the chance to talk about the nominations on the CBC Radio show All Points West. You can listen to the interview here.