Denise Kimmel, Chad Derrick, Daniele Hamamdjian

2022 Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research

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W5: Consumed by Conspiracy

W5 explores what prompts seemingly rational people to go down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories. Sarah Huxley’s partner became obsessed with theories suggesting the world was ending. All his rational thought, education and business success suddenly became irrelevant. Why? The right barometer really lies in a person’s level of distress. The COVID pandemic helped exacerbate that.

Nominees:

Denise Kimmel, Chad Derrick, Daniele Hamamdjian

Channel:

CTV

Broadcaster:

Bell Media

Production Company:

CTV News

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