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CNN's John Roberts Guest Speaker at AJAs

HALIFAX, March 24 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce that CNN's John Roberts will be the guest speaker at this year's Atlantic Journalism Awards. The 29th Atlantic Journalism Awards will be presented at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, on Saturday, May 8, 2010, during the AJAs gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Based in New York, John Roberts presently co-anchors CNN's flagship morning program, American Morning. A veteran Canadian broadcaster and award-winning journalist, he spent the first 10 years of his career as an anchor for several broadcasts of City TV in Toronto. He also co-anchored CTV's Canada AM.

The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is an annual celebration of excellence in Atlantic Canadian journalism. Over 70 gold and silver awards will be presented for the best 2009 print, radio, television, on line, and magazine stories and images.

Tickets for the show and gala dinner are available online at www.AJAs.ca, or by calling (902) 425-2727. For daily updates, follow the AJAs on Twitter and join its Facebook group.

Professional development workshops will also be held during the day on May 8.

For a detailed biography of John Roberts and a photo go to www.AJAs.ca

For further information: Annette LeBlanc, Project Coordinator, Atlantic Journalism Awards, (902) 425-2727, office@AJAs.ca; 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