UBC Journalism students win gold COPA award

UBC Journalism students win gold COPA award

UBC Journalism students and alumni were honored with two wins at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA) for their work on China’s Generation Green.

Students in the school’s award-winning International Reporting Program (IRP) won gold for Best Interactive Story for their series China’s Generation Green, which focuses on the emerging environmental movement in that country.

To produce this project, the second-year students of the 2013/14 class travelled throughout China, meeting with young families in smog-choked Beijing and shadowing activists drawing attention to contaminated farms.

Once they were back home, the students got to work crafting multimedia online, published in collaboration with the Toronto Star.