About the award

For a third-year newspaper student demonstrating maturity, initiative and determination in reporting.

Linda Shutt was a Ryerson graduate who, during her time here, became a reporter with a mission “to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but.” With tenacity and no-nonsense grit she became an award-winning rising star. Her drive, determination and ability to dig out the facts and report them without bias was the stuff of which great reporters are made.  She once said: “All I want to be is a reporter; the writing will come later.” Linda’s husband, Maurice Desnoyer, and her colleagues and friends established this award to honour her memory.