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AJAs finalists announced

    HALIFAX, April 2 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased
to announce the finalists for the 2007 AJAs. The finalists' names are listed
in alphabetical order by last name in 25 separate categories.
    The awards will be presented during the gala event at the Halifax
Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday evening, May 3, 2008.Spot News - Print

    - Tera Camus - The Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Bureau, NS - MD's Wife
      Charged In Double Shooting
    - Richard Dooley/Beth Johnston - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - I Prayed
      Nobody Would Get Hit
    - Beverley Ware - The Chronicle Herald, South Shore Bureau, NS - Gainey
      Overtired When She Was Swept Overboard

    Spot News - Radio

    - Donna Allen - CBC Radio, Charlottetown, PEI - Fire
    - News 91.9 Team, Moncton, NB - Moncton Tire Fire
    - Rob North - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Car Chase

    Spot News - Television

    - CBC Television Newsroom, Halifax, NS - Ernie Fage
    - CBC Television Newsroom, St. John's, NL - Field Street Fire
    - Doug Greer, CBC Television, Corner Brook, NL - Landslide
    - Global Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS - Gagetown Soldiers

    Enterprise Reporting - Print

    - Rob Antle - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - System Failure
    - Tera Camus - The Chronicle Herald, Cape Breton Bureau, NS - Public Pays
      Political Gain
    - Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press, Halifax, NS - Picton Castle
      Overboard

    Enterprise Reporting - Radio

    - Joan Weeks/Gary Mansfield - CBC Radio, Sydney, NS - Overdosing on Crime
    - Jacques Poitras - CBC Radio, Fredericton, NB - The Price of Admission
    - Donna Allen /Nancy Russell/Barb Taylor - CBC Radio, Charlottetown, PEI
      - Kids, Drugs, PEI: A Dose of Reality

    Enterprise Reporting - Television

    - Joan Weeks/Gary Mansfield - CBC Television, Sydney, NS - Overdosing on
      Crime
    - Sophie Désautels/Denise Pelletier - Société Radio-Canada, Moncton, NB -
      Soldats en Demande
    - Sally Pitt - CBC Television, Charlottetown, PEI - Rayner's Run

    Continuing Coverage - Print

    - Quentin Casey - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Julia-Anna
      St. Peter
    - Rob Linke - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Ashley Smith
    - News Team - The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB - Swarming Assaults in
      Downtown Fredericton

    Continuing Coverage - Radio

    - Paul Pigott - CBC Radio, St. John's, NL - Naked in Cells
    - Lee Pitts - CBC Radio, St. John's, NL - Nautical Legacy Rescue
    - Mark Quinn - CBC Radio, St. John's, NL - Flawed Cancer Tests

    Continuing Coverage - Television

    - Jacqueline Foster - Global Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS - Bill and Mary
      Boates
    - Genevieve Tomney - CBC Television, Saint John, NB - Heart Trouble
    - Paul Withers - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Ernie Fage

    Feature Writing - Print

    - Alison Auld - The Canadian Press, Halifax, NS - Widows of War and
      Post-Traumatic Stress
    - Stephen Kimber - The Coast, Halifax, NS - The Prophet in Clayton Park
    - Lezlie Lowe - The Coast, Halifax, NS - Chasing Amy

    Feature Writing - Radio

    - Pauline Dakin/Margot Brunelle - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Destination
      Wellville
    - Myfanwy Davies - CBC Radio, Fredericton, NB - The Boy Who Never
      Returned
    - Kim Kierans - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Rising from the Ashes

    Feature Writing - Television

    - Sophie Désautels/Denise Pelletier - Société Radio-Canada, Moncton, NB -
      Alexandre le Grand
    - Sally Pitt - CBC Television, Charlottetown, PEI - Journey to Justice
    - Liz Rigney - CTV News, Halifax, NS - Dummy

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Article

    - Alec Bruce - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Big Deal
    - Phillip Lee - Saltscapes Magazine, Dartmouth, NS - Sold!
    - Alec Bruce/Marjorie Doyle/Chris Flanagan/Pauline Furlong/Jack
      MacAndrew - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Leaders and
      Legends

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Cover

    - Buddhadharma, Spring 2007, Halifax, NS - Ouch!
    - Dalhousie Magazine, Fall 2007, Halifax, NS - Big Picture Thinking
    - Lifestyle Maritimes Magazine, Winter 2007, Dartmouth, NS - Sidney
      Crosby

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article

    - Eleanor Beaton - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - What's Up
      with Mickey?
    - Deborah Carr - Saltscapes Magazine, Dartmouth, NS - Tour of a Lifetime
    - David Swick - The Shambhala Sun, Halifax, NS - An Eye for the Sacred

    Sports Reporting

    - Kevin Barrett - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Basketball Matters
      on Grand Manan Island
    - Mike Fleury - The Coast, Halifax, NS - The World Indoor Lacrosse
      Championship
    - Robin Short - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Gushue Team Break-up

    Arts & Entertainment Reporting

    - Sue Carter Flinn - The Coast, Halifax, NS - George Steeves Profile
    - Marty Klinkenberg - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Freeman
      Patterson
    - Andrea Nemetz - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Memories of Denny

    Commentary

    - Dan Leger - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - The Atlantic Accords:
      Time for Truth-Telling
    - Paul MacNeill - Eastern Graphic, Montague, PEI - Rural PEI Must Change
      or Die
    - Edith Robb - Times&Transcript, Moncton, NB - Rona Ambrose's Treatment
      was Shabby

    VideoJournalist

    - Doug Greer - CBC Television, Corner Brook, NL - Show of Work
    - Craig Paisley - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Dan Viau - CTV News, Charlottetown, PEI - Show of Work

    Spot News Photojournalism - Print

    - Greg Agnew - Times&Transcript, Moncton, NB - Tire Blaze
    - Christian LaForce - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Protesters
      Clash with Police
    - Scott McIntyre - Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS - Gas Station Robbed

    Spot News Photojournalism - Television

    - Doug Greer - CBC Television, Corner Brook, NL - Landslide
    - Gary Mansfield - CBC Television, Sydney, NS - Robbery Takedown
    - Russ White - Global Maritimes, Sydney, NS - Armed Robbery

    Feature Photojournalism - Print

    - André Forget - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - End of an Era
    - Stephen MacGillivray - The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB - Slow Sails
    - Ryan Taplin - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Brothers Bound for Battle

    Feature Photojournalism - Television

    - Paul Creelman - CTV News, Halifax, NS - Ben Duffy
    - Bart Fraize - NTV, St. John's, NL - Moose Trapped in Well
    - Eric Woolliscroft - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Karen Furneaux

    Editorial Cartooning

    - Michael de Adder - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Bruce MacKinnon - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Greg Perry - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Show of Work

    The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award

    - Tanya Beja - CBC Television, Bathurst, NB - Show of Work
    - Stephane Massinon - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Bill van Asperen - CBC Television, Charlottetown, PEI - Show of WorkEach finalist will receive a framed AJAs Certificate of Excellence in
Journalism. One of the finalists in each category will be honoured as the
overall Gold Award winner.
    This year, in partnership with CNW Group, the AJAs presents a series of
professional development workshops and a Freedom of Information Panel taking
place during the day on May 3, 2008, at the NSCC Waterfront Campus in
Dartmouth. Upon completion, each workshop attendee will receive a personalized
certificate of attendance suitable for framing.

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902-425-2727.



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