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MCs announced for AJAs

    HALIFAX, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased
to announce that Norma Lee MacLeod, host of CBC News at Six and Jack
Romanelli, Editor in Chief at The Daily News, Halifax, will be the Masters of
Ceremonies for its 26th gala awards event. This year's AJAs will be held on
May 12, 2007, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.
    Prior to her current position as the supper hour anchor on CBC, Norma Lee
Macleod's career with the CBC has spanned more than 20 years. For six year's
she hosted the national morning show on CBC Television and CBC Newsworld. She
was nominated for two Gemini awards, one for her work as host/interviewer on
the CBC's "Health Matters," and the other as host of CBC News at Six.
Originally from PEI, she started her journalism career with The Evening News
in New Glasgow.
    Jack Romanelli has been Editor in Chief of the Halifax Daily News since
October 2006. Most of his 20 years in the newspaper business were spent at the
Montreal Gazette where he served as Managing Editor for 2 years. Most recently
he was Editor of the Cornwall Standard-Freeholder. During his time there, Jack
and his reporting staff were nominated for a National Newspaper Award for
local reporting.
    Finalists for the awards will be announced in early April. Winners will
be presented with the gold award at the gala dinner and awards event on
May 12, 2007. To order tickets for the Atlantic Journalism Awards event, go to
www.AJAs.ca, or call (902) 425-2727.

    Photographs of Norma Lee Macleod and Jack Romanelli are available on the
website, www.AJAs.ca.



For further information:
For further information: Rick Vidito, Project Coordinator, (902)
425-2727, office@AJAs.ca, Website: www.AJAs.ca, Photos available at
www.AJAs.ca


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The Atlantic Journalism Awards has been a continuous annual celebration of journalistic excellence and achievement in Atlantic Canada since 1981. It is now managed by a volunteer industry board of directors representing print and broadcast news organizations. Contact Bill Skerrett at the AJAs office: (Tel) 902-425-2727; (Email) office@AJAs.ca