Written by Trevor Melanson on May 5th, 2012
In my books, a nomination is a win in itself. I mean, a lesser win, sure, but still a win. So I’m very happy that I can say this year I’ve been nominated for two National Magazine Awards for work I’ve done with Canadian Business. You can see the full list of nominees here. I’m up for Best New Visual Creator for various interactives, and Best Multimedia Feature for How Laser Fusion Works. Winners will be announced June 7. Also, the group I worked with at Western to create “A Good Death”, a package that ran on CBC.ca, was nominated for the CAJ/CNW Student Award of Excellence. We didn’t win, but like I said before: a nomination certainly still counts as something.
Update: Found out last night that “A Good Death” earned my group the Ontario Newspaper Awards’ Student Journalist of the Year award.
Update 2: Didn’t win the NMAs, but they still count as honourable mentions!
Written by Trevor Melanson on September 16th, 2011
I added a story I wrote for PROFIT magazine and updated the site with an Interactives page. I’ve been doing a lot of Flash and graphical work over at Canadian Business, and linked on the Interactives pages you’ll find a small sampling of it. Expect updates in the future.
Written by Trevor Melanson on May 23rd, 2011
Well, this was a lot of work. Ahead of time, it was rather difficult estimate the time commitment. It took a little over a week. The first half was all researching and writing; the last was developing the Flash timeline, and making it look good. I like to think that, in the long run, polish pays off. Now the next one won’t take nearly as long.
Written by Trevor Melanson on April 24th, 2011
Too much for one blog post. I’m in Toronto again, this time for good. I’m now an online editor at Canadian Business magazine, and I couldn’t be happier. You know it’s a good working environment when your boss surprise-lends you an air mattress (mine was leaking, which meant I was waking up on the hardwood floor). I need a bed. But first things first: a place to live.
Written by Trevor Melanson on January 29th, 2011
It was a good ride at The Globe and Mail. I wrote a lot of stories, saw a lot of things and at times froze my ass off. Toronto in January – go figure.
I posted three new stories – had a pretty good haul this week. As always, there are many I haven’t posted.
Honestly, I had a great time. Now I’m entirely forward-looking. I have less than three months until I finish my master’s. It feels more like a ticking, job-finding clock than it does a time for celebration. I don’t have a plan B. Just a long list of cities I could potentially be living in by late spring.
Wish me luck.
Good luck, me.