May 31, 2017

CATA Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting Award: Craig Lord, reporter, Ottawa Business Journal & Techopia

Lt to Right: Paul LaBarge, member, CATA Innovation Leadership Council, Craig Lord, reporter, Ottawa Business Journal & CATA CEO, John Reid

Join Paul LaBarge, Co-Founder & Partner, Labarge Weinstein, member CATA Innovation Leadership Council for a Live Stream video at the 2017 CATA Innovation Gala as he presents the Excellence in Science and Technology Award to Craig Lord, reporter for the Ottawa Business Journal and Techopia.

About the Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting Award

The CATA Excellence in Science & Technology Reporting Award is presented to a journalist or writer raising the public profile of science and technology and contributing to the building of a science and technology culture in Canada.

Craig Lord in Profile

The Ottawa Business Journal, has been committed for almost 25 years to reporting on business news at the local level. And, even with today’s digital tsunami, OBJ shares with CATA the belief that the role of community-based business journalism is critical and important. Whether it’s reporting on venture financings, M&A or advocacy, it is imperative that Canada’s reporters keep us informed about what’s happening in their own backyards and the backyards of others.

Craig Lord is a reporter with the Ottawa Business Journal and its spin-off technology publication, Techopia. While he writes on all aspects of business in the National Capital Region, much of his coverage for OBJ and especially Techopia revolves around local technology but with global outreach.

Government procurement systems, entrepreneurs and startups, and publicly traded companies are among his beats. He also produces the weekly show Techopia Live, where leaders in Ottawa tech sit down to discuss their latest work or newsworthy topics.

Craig graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in 2016, and has since worked for CTV, the Globe and Mail and Great River Media.

In celebrating Craig Lord, we also want to point out that we’re celebrating this award at his alma mater and that the Ottawa Business Journal’s  entire newsroom are graduates of Carleton’s journalism school. What a wonderful coincidence.

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