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Jason Magder is a reporter with the daily newspaper The Gazette in Montreal.

Prior to that, he worked at CBC Radio as a reporter and researcher. His first job in the Montreal journalism scene was as news reporter and sports editor for The Suburban, Quebec's largest English weekly newspaper.

He consistently breaks news stories in Montreal that are followed by most of the city's major media outlets. He has won numerous international and local awards writing for nearly every section of the newspaper. He also takes photos, does layout, copy edits and writes editorials.

Magder is also a freelance writer and has been published in Canada's best-read daily newspapers.

Award-winning work

In four years, Magder has won four international newspaper awards in the Suburban Newspapers of America's (SNA) annual editorial contest.

Last year, Magder won several awards in the Quebec Community Newspaper Association. The West Island Suburban, for which Magder was the main news reporter, won for best overall newspaper. He won for best in-depth reporting. The sports section he edited won for best sports section. The Suburban also won third-place for best sports story and second place for best sports photo.

MONTREAL 2005 - An investigative series about a scandal within the organization of the 2005 World Aquatics championships won the 2005 QCNA award for best in-depth reporting and an SNA second-place prize for best news series.

BROKEN PROMISES - Part of a series about Montreal's emergency services. It won second place in the news series category in SNA's 2004 contest.


PORTRAIT OF A VICTIM - published on The Toronto Star's front page on Sept. 15, 2006.

VIGIL, COMFORT FOR INJURED - also published in The Toronto Star on Sept. 15, 2006 - with more information than most media outlets about the state of the injured Dawson students, including Leslie Markofsky, who was shot twice in the head.

QUEBEC LAUNCHES PROBE INTO FATAL OVERPASS COLLAPSE - published on The Globe and Mail's front page on Oct. 2, 2006.

AQUATICS ORGANIZER'S DEATH STILL A MYSTERY - published in The Toronto Star on page A3, Jan. 17, 2006.

QUEBEC RULES IRK PARAMEDICS KEEN TO PLY TRADE  - published in The Globe and Mail  on page A9, May 10, 2006

MONTREAL WANTS MORE POWER - JUST LIKE TORONTO - published in The Toronto Star's National Report section on Dec. 30, 2006

Other clippings

HOCKEY DEAN HAD HUMBLING START - An interview with Red Fisher on his 50 years covering the Montreal Canadiens

PREGNANT PROTEST - A story Magder broke in May about a group of pregnant women who are protesting a new hospital policy that has forced their obstetrician to retire. After it was printed in The Suburban, the story was picked up by every major media outlet in the city including The Gazette, CTV News and CJAD 800 AM.

PARAMEDIC SUPERVISOR - Magder and a photographer spent the day with a manager of Montreal's paramedics. The result was a moving piece and an intimate photo essay.