HALIFAX, June 2 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards has announced that
the 2008 AJAs will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at the Delta Beauséjour
Hotel in Moncton NB. The awards event will honour over 70 Atlantic Canadian
journalists for their excellence in journalism during this year. Professional
development workshops for journalists will also be presented on the same day.
The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) was started in 1981 to honour
journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/Labrador.
Close to 1000 individual journalists have been honoured since the inception of
the AJAs. Judging is conducted by independent panels of judges from coast to
coast. A volunteer Board of Directors representing a wide range of news
outlets directs the awards program.
Details of the AJAs can be found at www.AJAs.ca