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AJAs Announces 2013 Finalists

HALIFAX, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2013 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name in 27 separate categories.  The awards will be presented during the gala dinner and awards event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Online News Reporting

cbc.ca/ns – Carolyn RayHalifax, NS – Remembering Rita MacNeil.

The Guardian – Brian McInnis/Nigel Armstrong/Jocelyne Lloyd/Wayne ThibodeauCharlottetown, PEI – Stanhope Beach Resort Fire.

The Telegram – Keith GosseSt. John's, NLPatrick Street Fire.

Best Page Presentation: Newspaper

Brad Works – Journal Pioneer – Summerside, PEI – RBC Cup: It's Playoff Time.

Mike Landry/Sonja Schrick – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Freeman Paterson Tribute.

Nadine Fownes – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Long-Term Care.

Photojournalism Spot News: Newspaper

Bill Roberts – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Desperate Effort.

Cindy Wilson – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Escapee.

Ron Ward – Moncton Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – Blockade.

Photojournalism Feature: Newspaper

Jeff Harper – Metro Halifax – Halifax, NS – Kissing Moose.

Scott Munn – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Salon Cover.

Tim Krochak – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Sea King Anniversary.

Atlantic Magazine Article

Deborah Wiles/Jayson Taylor – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Fogo Island Unfolds.

Hugh W. McKervill – Atlantic Salmon Journal – Chamcook, NB – Not Fishing With My Father.

John DeMont – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – The Long Goodbye.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover

East Coast Living – Halifax, NS – Fall 2013 Cover.

Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Hearts Divided.

Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – The Long Goodbye.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article

Beverley Ware/Christian Laforce – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – High-Flying Priest.

John DeMont/Christian Laforce – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Hearts Divided.

Quentin Casey – Progress Magazine – Halifax, NS – There for the Hard Part.

Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Print

Adam Huras – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Clashes at the Barricades.

Amy Woolvett/Greg Bennett/Kathy Johnson – Shelburne County Coast Guard – A Sea of Sorrow.

The Canadian Press Team – The Canadian Press – Halifax, NS – Capsized Fishing Boat.

Breaking News: Radio

Danielle Barron – VOCM News – St. John's, NLDuckworth Street Fire.

Darcey McLaughlin – News 95.9 Sun FM – Miramichi, NB – Elsipogtog Protestors and RCMP Clash.

Fred Hutton/Danielle Barron – VOCM News – St. John's, NL – Double Murder.

Breaking News/Spot News: Television

Federico Cahis/Steve Bruce – CBC PEI – Charlottetown, PEI – Stanhope Fire.

Laura Brown – Global New Brunswick – Moncton, NB – Media Targeted During Rexton Anti-Shale Gas Protest.

Laura Brown – Global New Brunswick – Moncton, NB – Snake Put Down after Stranglings.

Enterprise Reporting: Print

Don MacPherson – The Daily Gleaner – Fredericton, NB – The Ron Francis Story.

Eva Hoare/David Jackson – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NSLloyd Hines' Controversial Business Past.

Frances Willick/Selena Ross – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS - Rehtaeh Parsons.

Enterprise Reporting: Radio

Jennifer MacNeil – News 95.7, Rogers Radio – Halifax, NS – Hidden by a Smile: Bullying in the Nova Scotia School System.

Phonse Jessome – CBC NS – Halifax, NS – The Murder of Philip Boudreau.

Renell Legrow – CKCM – Grand Falls-Windsor, NLJody Hale Trial.

Enterprise Reporting: Television

Natasha Pace/Cory McGraw – Global Halifax – Halifax, NS – The Miss Ally.

Nicolas Steinbach/Paul Ward/Pierre Fournier – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – L'aventure américaine du schiste.

Rachel Cave – CBC NB – Saint John, NB – Not Working.

Feature Writing: Print

Dean Jobb – Saltscapes Magazine – Bedford, NS – Flight of Fancy.

Hilary Beaumont – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS –The Person He Wants To Be.

Stephen Kimber – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – No love from Lunenburg.

Feature Writing: Radio

Gavin Simms – CBC NB – Moncton, NB – Redemption Story.

Marie-Élaine Cloutier – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – Se libérer des armes par l'art.

Myfanwy Davies/Christina Harnett – CBC NB – Fredericton, NB – Remembering Christopher: Every Day is Remembrance Day.

Feature Writing: Television

Matthew Bingley – CBC NB – Saint John, NB – Deer Island Filipinos.

Natasha Pace/Cory McGraw – Global Halifax – Halifax, NS – Owl Man.

Sabrina Fabian/Paul Émile d'Entremont/Peter Dawson – Radio-Canada Acadie – Halifax, NSBrendan McGuire, un politician peu commun.

Business Reporting: Any Medium

Brett Bundale – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Fracking, For and Against: Controversial Gas Extraction Method Under Review.

Brett Bundale – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Milk, For All it's Worth: Milk Prices are Regulated in Nova Scotia.

Steve Llewellyn – The Daily Gleaner – Fredericton, NB – The Battle for Booze and Bucks on Hanwell.

Sports Reporting: Any Medium

Brent Mazerolle – Moncton Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – Remember the Icewolves.

Monty Mosher – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Fighting Smart.

Stephen Kimber – The Coast – Halifax, NS – Making the Mooseheads

Arts & Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium

Christopher Vaughan – The Georgian – Stephenville, NL – Maxim Remembered.

Mike Landry – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Caught!

Stephanie Johns/Allison Saunders – The Coast – Halifax, NS – King of Karaoke.

Commentary: Any Medium

Craig Babstock – Moncton Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – Don't Worry, Son; They're Cheering for the Referees.

Michael Richard LeBlanc – CBC NB – Moncton, NB – Private Dick from Nackawic.

Tim Bousquet – The Coast – Halifax, NS – Two Decades of World-Class Delusion.

Video Journalist: Television

Lindsay Bird – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – Show of Work.

Matthew Bingley – CBC NB – Saint John, NB – Show of Work.

Philippe Grenier – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – Show of Work.

Editorial Cartooning

Bruce MacKinnon – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – 2013 Editorial Cartoons.

Greg Perry – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – 2013 Editorial Cartoons.

Michael de Adder – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – 2013 Editorial Cartoons.

Best Multimedia Feature

Kathryn King/Peter Gosse – cbc.ca/nl – St. John's, NL – The Travelling Prostitute.

Mari Ito, Dean Gallant, Nancy Waugh, Mackenzie Grisdale, Doug Kirby – CBC NS – Halifax, NS – Road to Nowhere: The Cogswell Street Interchange.

Tara Bradbury/Rhonda Hayward/Ken Simmons – The Telegram – St. John's, NL – Living With Death.

Best Information News Radio Program (Selected Program)

Anthony Germain – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – NDP Interview.

Fred Hutton – VOCM News – St. John's, NL – The Julianne Hibbs Story.

Myfanwy Davies/Terry Seguin/Kevin Shaw/Shaun Waters/Angela Chang – CBC NB – Fredericton, NB – The LaPierre Scandal.

Best Radio Newscast (Selected Newscast)

Information Morning 7:30 News – CBC NB – Saint John, NB.

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

VOCM 7:45 News – VOCM News – St. John's, NL.

Best Television News Broadcast (Same Date Newscast)

CBC New Brunswick at 6 – CBC NB – Fredericton, NB.

NTV Evening Newshour – NTV – St. John's, NL.

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

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award

Christopher Arsenault – Al Jazeera Online – Halifax, NS – Show of Work.

Laura Brown – Global NB – Moncton, NB – Show of Work.

Tara Chislett – The Daily Gleaner – Fredericton, NB – Show of Work.

SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Natalie Clifford, Atlantic Journalism Awards, 902-240-4080, office@ajas.ca

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