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AJAs Announces New Media Partners

HALIFAX, Jan. 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Stirling Communication International and Newzulu lend support for the Atlantic region's primary journalism competition. Atlantic Journalism Awards enters its 34th year of celebrating the region's best journalism – with the generous support of two new media partners.

Atlantic Canadian journalists are reminded to submit their print, radio, television, online stories and images to the 34th Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs).

Stirling Communications International umbrellas NTV, OZFM and the Newfoundland Herald. Canada's Superstation, NTV, maintains a mission to inform, enlighten, and entertain its audience, while strengthening the social and economic fabric of Newfoundland and Labrador.  NTV is privately owned and operated, airs in HD, and represents an integral component of the Atlantic Canadian journalism community. Learn more at NTV.ca. The media group's visionary and founder, the late Geoff Stirling, will be featured in a tribute at the gala evening.

Newzulu is a web-based news source which accepts and pays for breaking news and photos from journalists and other contributors from around the world. Newzulu brings its readers up to date, breaking news stories and visuals from around the world – a true innovation in a continually evolving journalism landscape. Learn more at Newzulu.com.

Category descriptions, and other information can be found at www.AJAs.ca, or by calling (902) 240-4080. The fully digital contest entry system is available at www.ajasonline.org, along with the regulations and judging guidelines. Entries welcomed until February 2, 2015.

Panels of judges from across Canada will review the entries and select three finalists from each category. Finalists will be announced in early April and the gold and silver awards will be presented at the gala dinner and awards show on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, NS.

The continued support of Media Partners Brunswick News, CBC, The Chronicle Herald, Global Maritimes, NewCap Inc. and Transcontinental makes the Atlantic Journalism Awards possible.  Other key sponsors include a number of Partners, and Atlantic Lottery. See AJAs.ca for more information.

If you'd like to put your name in front of the region's journalism community – contact us today to discuss options for involvement with the Atlantic Journalism Awards.

SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Natalie Clifford, Associate Director, Atlantic Journalism Awards, (902) 240-4080, 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