HALIFAX, April 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Both a symposium on journalism education
in Atlantic Canada and the 31st Atlantic Journalism Awards will be held this Saturday, May 5, at the
Delta Fredericton. Journalists and news managers from throughout the
region will discuss the future of journalism education and celebrate
The day time Symposium, presented by CNW Group and the AJAs, will
feature presentations by 7 journalism schools in the region, and
include outlooks by employers and industry professionals about the
future skills needed by journalism graduates. The guest speaker at the
symposium lunch is Ivor Shapiro, Chair of the School of Journalism at
Ryerson University in Toronto.
During an evening event, the 31st Atlantic Journalism Awards will celebrate excellence and achievement of
over 80 Atlantic Canadian journalist for their 2011 print, radio,
television and on-line news reporting. One journalist or news
organization will be honoured from each of the 28 categories with the
prestigious AJAs Gold Award, while the others will receive silver
The masters of ceremonies for the gala dinner and awards show are Jonna
Brewer, host of CBC Information Morning, Moncton and Rob Warner,
Editor-in-Chief of Brunswick News in Saint John. The guest speaker will
be Ian Hanomansing who grew up in Sackville New Brunswick and is now
the national reporter for CBC TV News in Vancouver.
For more information on the Symposium or the AJAs event, go to www.AJAs.ca. For daily AJAs updates, follow the AJAs on Twitter (atlanticJawards)
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