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AJAs announces 2017 finalists

HALIFAX, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2017 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name. The gold and silver awards will be presented at a gala reception and awards show on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel. More information at www.AJAs.ca .

Best Page Presentation: Newspaper
Diane Crocker/Troy Turner - The Western Star - Corner Brook, NL - #MeToo.
Wayne Thibodeau/Jocelyne Lloyd/Carolyn Drake/Paul Pettipas - The Guardian - Charlottetown, PEI - The price of poverty.
Victoria Bond - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - The nature of nature.

Photojournalism News
Diane Doiron - For The Canadian Press - Pointe Sapin, NB - The fire within.
Keith Gosse - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Collision victim comforts friend.
Keith Gosse - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Devastating fire.

Photojournalism Portrait/Feature
Andrew Vaughan - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Proposal accepted.
Chris Donovan - CBC NB - Hampton, NB - Patricia's dolls.
Scott Munn - The Deep - Halifax, NS - They call it Syria town.
Tim Krochak - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Sliver of light.

Atlantic Magazine Article
Deborah Carr - Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - Lighthouse Keeper's daughters.
Sarah Sawler - Halifax Magazine - Halifax, NS - Choose your own Halifax disaster.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Growth op.
Tom Cheney - Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - Sons of the river,

Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover
At Home on the North Shore - Pictou, NS - Spring 2017: Strait Up.
Atlantic Books Today - Halifax, NS - Spring 2017: 150? Canada's stick, messy history.
Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - Winter 2017: River life - Falls Brook Falls.
Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - Spring 2017: Travel issue cover.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article
Janet Wallace - Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - Free Range.
Jennifer Hatt - At Home on the North Shore - Pictou, NS - At home with…Thomas Steinhart.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Confessions of a real life ad man.

Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Print and Online
Bobbi-Jean MacKinnon/Rachel Cave - CBC NB - Saint John, NB - Murder in Alberta.
Michael MacDonald - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Four dead in "very, very shocking" house fire in New Brunswick.
Mike Landry - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Outage creates havoc across region.

Breaking News: Radio
CBC Radio Labrador Morning Team - CBC NL - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - Mud Lake evacuation.
Gerri Lynn Mackey - VOCM - St. John's, NL - Search resumes for Cortney Lake.

Breaking News/Spot News: Television
Bart Fraize - NTV - St. John's, NL - Avondale standoff.
Bart Fraize - NTV - St. John's, NL - Froude Avenue fire.
Jodi Cooke - NTV - St. John's, NL - Still searching.

Enterprise Reporting: Print
Aaron Beswick - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Annapolis tidal turbine.
Andrea Gunn - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Former child refugee fights deportation to Somalia.
Brett Bundale - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Abortion access in Nova Scotia among worst in Canada: advocates.
Karissa Donkin/Shane Fowler - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - The lost children.

Enterprise Reporting: Radio
Katie Breen - CBC NL - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - Ambulance response times.
Phlis McGregor/Angela McIvor/Christina Harnett/Jack Julian/Susan Allen - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Street checks.
Robert Jones - CBC NB - Saint John, NB - Property tax scandal.

Enterprise Reporting: Television
Pierre-Alexandre Bolduc - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - L'Église catholique au bord du gouffre au Nouveau-Brunswick.
Michael Gorman - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - IWK expense scandal.
Rob Antle/Ariana Kelland/Jen White/Fred Hutton - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Public figure, private turmoil.

Feature: Print
Brett Bundale - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - The silence after the blast: how the Halifax explosion was nearly forgotten.
Chelsea Murray - The Deep - Halifax, NS - How not to die.
Michelle Bartleman - Times&Transcript - Moncton, NB - A day in the life of a monk.

Feature: Radio
Angela Gilbert/Lauren Bird/Karissa Donkin - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - Deep trouble: Joe Howlett's story.
Elizabeth McMillan - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Atlantic Voice: Returning to their roots.
Rachel Cave - CBC NB - Saint John, NB - Remembering Cindy.

Feature: Television
Héloïse Bargain - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Les généreux collègues de Zoe Suarez.
Sabrina Fanian/Jean-Francois Bisson - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Climate change taking toll on mental health of Inuit.
Trina Roache - APTN - Halifax, NS - Bart Jack - Innu resistance.

Business Reporting: Any Medium
Connell Smith/Paul Hantiuk - CBC NB - Saint John, NB - At loggerheads.
Frances Willick - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Rockweed.
Karen Pinchin - The Deep - Halifax, NS - Catch and release.

Sports Reporting: Any Medium
Maria Jose Burgos - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB -  Transgender athletes thwarted in pursuit of university sports.
Mark Dwyer - NTV - St. John's, NL - Little champion, big hero.
Sean Hatchard - Times&Transcript - Moncton, NB - Rough year for high school football.

Arts & Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium
Chad Pelley - The Overcast - St. John's, NL - Mary MacDonald's message: art = work. Important work.
Heather Gillis - NTV - St. John's, NL - Come From Away opens on Broadway.
Zach Goudie/Mark Cumby - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Still some more to go.  

Commentary: Any Medium
Adam Bowie - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Why Gord Downie mattered - to me and the rest of the country.
Maggie Rahr - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - #MeToo The man who raped me moved into my neighbourhood.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Pushing for a human economy.

Video Journalist: Television
Brett Ruskin - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Show of work.
Danielle Barron - NTV - St. John's, NL - Show of work.
Philippe Grenier - Radio-Canada Acadie - St. John's NL - Show of work.

Best Community Newspaper News Story
Aidan Cox/Andrew Ryan/Mark Rickard - The Northern Light - Bathurst, NB - Beluga whale rescue.
Kyle Greenham - Northern Pen - St. Anthony, NL - Williams Harbour resettlement.
Tammy Scott-Wallace - Kings County Record - Sussex, NB - Father hopes his 'princess' can walk for the prom.

Editorial Cartooning
Bruce MacKinnon - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Show of work.
Michael de Adder - The Chronicle Herald/Brunswick News - Show of work.
Wayne Wright - Journal Pioneer - Summerside, PEI - Show of work.

Best Information News Radio Program (Selected Program)
Maritime Noon October 11, 2017: Sexual harassment in the workplace  - CBC NS - Halifax, NS.
The Sheldon MacLeod Show June 13, 2017: Sober second thoughts - NEWS95.7 Rogers Radio - Halifax, NS.
Verglas 2017: Émission spéciale du 29 janvier - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB.

Best Radio Newscast (Selected Newscast)
CBC PEI 4:30 PM News July 26, 2017 - CBC PEI - Charlottetown, PEI.
NEWS95.7 Morning News September 7, 2017 - NEWS95.7 Rogers Radio - Halifax, NS.
VOCM 1 PM News May 17, 2017 - VOCM - St. John's, NL.

Best Television News Broadcast
Here & Now October 30, 2017 - CBC NL - St. John's, NL.
Le téléjournal Acadie épisode du 25 janvier 2017 - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB.
CBC Nova Scotia News January 20, 2017 - CBC NS - Halifax, NS.

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award
Maria Jose Burgos - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - Show of work.
Michael Robinson - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Show of work.
Michelle Bartleman - Times&Transcript - Moncton, NB - Show of work.

Best Student Journalism
Hadeel Ibrahim - The Aquinian, St. Thomas University - Fredericton, NB - English department loses its muise. 
Kyle Greenham - College of the North Atlantic Journalism - St. John's NL - Missing: a town on edge.
University of King's College Students - The Signal - Halifax, NS - 9:04:35.

 

SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Natalie D. Clifford, Associate Director, Atlantic Journalism Awards, 902-240-4080, ajas.natalie@gmail.com

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