The Canadian Press

2010-12-23 | YEAR Newsmaker

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The 2010 choice for The Canadian Press Newsmaker of the Year may seem as shocking as the crimes he committed. Notorious sex killer Russell Williams was the top vote-getter in the news agency's annual survey of Canadian newsrooms. Journalism instructor April Lindgren at Toronto's Ryerson University said Canadians had to understand it's not an award -- it's an act of news judgment. (Williams started the year as a decorated colonel in charge of Canada's largest military airfield and ended it as a confessed rapist and murderer sentenced to life in prison.)

Date: 2010-12-23
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it was human drama beyond the imagination there was a fall from grace of someone who was in a highly respected position in the position of authority turning out to behave in the most horrific way that challenges the values of society >>