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Metcalfe and Martine to MC the AJAs

HALIFAX, April 5, 2018 /CNW/ - The two Masters of Ceremonies for the 2017 Atlantic Journalism Awards will be Wendy Metcalfe, Editor-in-Chief/Director of Content at Brunswick News, Saint John, NB, and Martine Blanchard, host of  L'heure de pointe Acadie on Radio-Canada Acadie, Moncton, NB. This year's event will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel.

Prior to joining Brunswick News, Wendy was the Assistant Managing Editor at the Toronto Star. She made history before joining the Star when she became the first woman to hold the role of Editor-in-Chief at the Toronto Sun and Ottawa Sun. While at the helm, Wendy was also named one of the top 10 leading women to watch in media across North America by prominent industry publication, Editor & Publisher. 

La carrière de Martine en radio-télédiffusion a commencé il y a 20 ans. D'abord animatrice d'une émission jeunesse à la télévision, elle a ensuite cumulé de l'experience dans une multitude de rôles tant à la radio qu'à la télévision de Radio-Canada Acadie. Elle est à la barre de l'émission du retour pour les provinces atlantiques depuis 4 ans. 

Finalists for the Atlantic Journalism Awards can be reviewed online at www.AJAs.ca.

The gold and silver awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards show on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel. Professional development workshops and a panel about the future of journalism in Atlantic Canada will be offered during the day.

Tickets for the show and gala reception are available online at www.AJAs.ca

 

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