Hamilton Spectator reporter wins labour journalism award

Steve Arnold wows with steel industry series 
TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Hamilton Spectator's senior business 
reporter Steve Arnold has won this year's SONG Labour Journalism Award for his 
compelling and comprehensive reportage on how foreign domination has impacted 
Hamilton's steel industry and its workers. 
"Mr. Arnold's work is painted on a wide canvas, taking the readers into the 
inner worlds of multinational steel giants ArcelorMittal Dofasco and U.S. 
Steel, and into the living rooms of steelworkers worried about their pensions, 
job security and meaningful employment," said Paul Morse, president of Unifor 
Local 87-M Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild. 
"He writes with clarity and purpose, telling the workers' stories while giving 
voice to the company as well." 
Arnold's attention to detail is outstanding, Morse said. The business 
journalist tracked down employees, former executives, politicians and union 
representatives to create a full picture of the companies' roots in the 
community and provide vivid insight into the ownership changes and their 
impacts on labour relations. 
"Steve Arnold is a shining light in business and labour reporting," said Randy 
Kitt, national chair of Unifor's Media Industry Council. "His steel series 
speaks to the realities of globalization on our national economy." 
"All four finalists for this award deserve acclaim," Kitt said. "Their work 
underscores how much we need to maintain and promote strong, professional and 
independent journalism in Canada." 
Unifor is the new national super-union born of the merger of Canada's two 
largest private-sector unions, the Canadian Auto Workers and the 
Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Unifor represents 
300,000 members in myriad sectors, including 15,000 media workers coast to 
Local 87-M Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild has 3,000 members at 34 media 
outlets across Ontario, including CTV, The Globe and Mail, Sun Media and 

SOURCE  Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild (CEP Local 87-M) 
Media contact: Paul Morse, president, Unifor Local 87-M, cell  905-536-5650. 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
CO: Southern Ontario Newsmedia Guild (CEP Local 87-M)
ST: Ontario
-0- Sep/18/2013 16:54 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.