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AJAs Announces 2012 Finalists

HALIFAX, April 4, 2013 /CNW/ -The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2012 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name in 26 separate categories.  The awards will be presented during the gala dinner and awards event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Online News Reporting

Newsroom - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Tropical Storm Leslie.

Nick Logan - Global Maritimes - Halifax, NS - Murder of Raymond Taavel.

Newsroom- The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Tense Standoff on Central Halifax Street.

Best Page Presentation: Newspaper

Deborah Wiles/Jayson Taylor/Matt Dempsey - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Titanic 100.

Mike Landry - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - A Century of Frye.

Nadine Fownes - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Photojournalism Spot News: Newspaper

James West - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Wiggins Fire.

Joe Gibbons - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Goulds Back Line Barn Fire.

Viktor Pivovarov - Times & Transcript - Moncton, NB - Takedown.

Photojournalism Feature: Newspaper

Christian Laforce - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Sarah Atwell.

Christian Laforce - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Handstand Matt.

Cindy Wilson - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Whale of a Time.

Katé Braydon - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - All Eyes on Charles.

Atlantic Magazine Article

John DeMont - Herald Magazine - Halifax NS - Does Nova Scotia Get the Government it Deserves?

Marjorie Simmins - Progress Magazine - To the Manor Born.

Martin Silverstone - Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook NB - Atlantic Salmon at the End of the Earth

Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover

Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - Releasing a York Salmon in Murdoch Pool - December 2012.

East Coast Living - Halifax, NS - Summer Escape - Summer 2012.

Saltscapes Magazine - Bedford, NS - Million Dollar Legs - January/February 2012.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article

John DeMont - Herald Magazine - Halifax, NS - Graham Day.

Martin Silverstone - Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - River Princess.

Paul McLeod - Herald Magazine - Halifax, NS - Kathy Dunderdale's Revolution.

Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Print

Brent Mazerolle - Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB - Smoke Diverts Jet to Metro.

Lisa Brown - Lunenburg County Progress Bulletin - Bridgewater, NS  - Chained in Chelsea.

Newsroom - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Post Tropical Storm Leslie.

Breaking News Radio

Lynn Robinson - VOCM News, St. John's, NL - Ocean Choice International Locks Out OCI Trawlermen.

Peter Cowan/Tony Dawson/Colleen Connors/Chris Harbord - CBC News - Labrador, NL - Fires Threaten North West River and Sheshatshiu.

Phonse Jessome - CBC Radio - Halifax, NS - HMS Bounty Sinks.

Breaking News/Spot News: Television

Lee Pitts/Rob Antle - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Rome Calls.

Newsroom - CBC News - Halifax, NS - Flooding in Truro.

Ray Bradshaw - Global Maritimes - Halifax, NS - Truro Flooding.

Enterprise Reporting: Print

Laverne Stewart - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - CFB Gagetown Military Housing.

Shawn Berry - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - MLA's Pension.

Tim Bousquet - The Coast - Halifax, NS - A Trust Betrayed.

Enterprise Reporting: Radio

Margot Brunelle - CBC News - Halifax, NS - Annapolis Valley Prescription Drug Abuse.

Peter Cowan - CBC News -  Labrador, NL - Peter Penashue Election Spending Problems.

Zach Goudie - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Housing Crisis.

Enterprise Reporting: Television

Amy Stoodley - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Thermography Investigation.

David Cochrane/Paul Pickett - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Inside Operation Roadrunner.

Peter Cowan,/Zach Goudie,/Rod Etheridge/Paul Pickett - CBC News - Labrador, NL - Burton Winters.

Feature Writing: Print

David Lindsay - Rural Delivery - Liverpool, NS - Mining for the Common Good?

Randy O'Donnell - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Chasing Infinite Dreams in Finite Time.

Sam Littlefair-Wallace - The Coast - Halifax, NS - Cousin and Wife.

Feature Writing: Radio

Chris Brookes - Battery Radio - St. John's, NL - A Bullet for the General.

Marie-Élaine Cloutier - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Musique et Mémoire.

Mary Lynk - CBC Radio - Halifax, NS - All the Diamonds.

Feature Writing: Television

Nicolas Steinbach - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Défis d'intégration au N-B.

Robyn Miller - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Mount Cashel Santa.

Zach Goudie - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Change Islands' Store.

Business Reporting: Any Medium

Jacques Poitras/Christina Harnett - CBC Maritime Magazine - Fredericton, NB - The Chicken War.

John DeMont - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Finding a Future in the Oceans.

Paul Gessell - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB  - Labrador Bound.

Sports Reporting: Any Medium

Dave Atkinson - CBC News - Charlottetown, PEI - Hockey Friendship.

Tara Chislett - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Van Ban Hard on Schools, Parents.

Zach Goudie - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Elijah's Medal.

Arts & Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium

Kate Wallace - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB -The Call of the Wild.

Mike Landry - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - It is Written.

Quentin Casey - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - State of the Arts.

Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Six Men, Two Dories and the North Atlantic.

Commentary: Any Medium

Alec Bruce - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Banish Forever the Linguistic Elephant.

Ian Thompson - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Are Nova Scotians Ready to Rise to Challenges?

Russell Wangersky - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Trotting out the Bogeyman.

Video Journalist: Television

David Zelcer - CBC News - Gander, NL - Show of Work.

Peter Cowan - CBC News - Labrador, NL - Show of Work.

Stéphanie Blanchet - Radio-Canada Acadie - Halifax, NS - Show of Work.

Editorial Cartooning

Bruce MacKinnon - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Editorial Cartoons.

Michael de Adder - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Editorial Cartoons.

Sean Leslie Casey - Cape Breton Post - Sydney, NS - Editorial Cartoons.

Best Multimedia Feature

Deborah Wiles/Jayson Taylor/Rick Conrad/Lois Legge/Kelly Shiers/Eric Wynne - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Titanic 100.

Kathryn King/Peter Gosse/David Cochrane - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Operation Roadrunner.

Nick Logan - Global Maritimes - Halifax, NS - Voyage of the Titanic.

Best Information News Radio Program (Selected Program)

Information Morning - CBC Radio - Saint John, NB.

On the Go - CBC Radio - St. John's, NL.

Maritime Morning with Jordi Morgan - News 95.7, Rogers Radio - Halifax, NS.

Best Radio Newscast (Selected Newscast)

Acadia Broadcasting - Saint John, NB - CHSJ News 8 am.

CBC Newsroom - Halifax, NS - CBC Nova Scotia 7:30 am News.

News 95.7 - Rogers Radio - Halifax, NS - The Morning News.

Best Television News Broadcast (Same Date Newscast)

CBC Newsroom - CBC News - Halifax, NS - CBC News Nova Scotia at Six.

Global Maritimes - Halifax, NS - The New Brunswick Evening News at Six.

Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Téléjournal Acadie.

NTV Newsroom - NTV News - St. John's, NL - The NTV Evening NewsHour.

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award

Amy Stoodley - CBC News - St. John's, NL - Show of Work.

Carolyn Thompson - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Show of Work.

Hilary Beaumont - The Chronicle Herald/OpenFile/The Coast - Halifax, NS - Show of Work.


SOURCE: ATLANTIC JOURNALISM AWARDS

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