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AJAs announces 2018 finalists

HALIFAX, NS, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2018 competition. The gold and silver awards will be presented on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Halifax Harbourfront Marriott Hotel. More information at www.AJAs.ca .

View/listen to all 2018 finalists at www.ajasonline.org/finalists2018 .

The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name

Best Page Presentation: Newspaper
Sonja Schrick – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – 620 negatives: a history in pictures.
Sonja Schrick – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – A traveller's view of Port City.
Sonja Schrick – Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – Pirouettes and passports.

Photojournalism News
Justin Samanski-Langille – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Commanding through the smoke.
Keith Gosse – The Telegram – St. John's, NL – House fire rescue.
Michael Robinson – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – The danger of prom.

Photojournalism Portrait/Feature
Justin Samanski-Langille – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Splashing in the heat.
Michael Robinson – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – NB's worm guy.
Michael Robinson – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – The suicide of paramedic Kevin McCormick.
Tina Comeau – Tri-County Vanguard – Yarmouth, NS – Dismantling the past by hand.

Atlantic Magazine Article
Pam Pardy Ghent – The Newfoundland Herald – St. John's, NL – For the love of the fishery.
Richard Woodbury – Halifax Magazine – Halifax, NS – Out of the darkness.
Stephen Kimber – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – Scents and sensibility. 

Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover
Atlantic Books Today – Halifax, NS – Spring 2018: Retail revival. 
Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – Fall 2018: Fabulous & Formidable.
Saltscapes – Halifax, NS – Winter 2018: Puffin rescue.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article
A. E. Smith – Rural Delivery – Liverpool, NS – A life in iron, and in art.
Jenn Thornhill Verma – Saltscapes – Halifax, NS – Half a century a fisherman.
Maggie Rahr – Halifax Magazine – Halifax, NS – Standing on his own.

Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Newspaper
Michael Robinson/Alexander Boudreau – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – There were no goodbyes.
Michael Robinson – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – When prom goes wrong.
The Daily Gleaner Team – The Daily Gleaner – Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton shootings.

Breaking News: Radio
Andrew Hawthorn – VOCM – St. John's, NL – Bear spray attack.
Colleen Kitts-Goguen/Gary Moore/Cari Blanchard – CBC NB – Fredericton, NB – Special coverage of Fredericton shootings.

Breaking News/Spot News: Television
Salle des Nouvelles – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB - Inondations printanières au Nouveau-Brunswick.
Salle des Nouvelles – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – Couverture de la fusillade à Fredericton.

Excellence in Digital Journalism: Breaking News
Elizabeth Fraser – CBC NB – Fredericton, NB – The Fredericton shooting.
Elizabeth McMillan – CBC NS – Halifax, NS – Grieving family of 4 children dead in N.S. housefire 'overwhelmed' by support. 
Pat Healey – The Laker – Enfield, NS – Support for Fall River family after fire.

Enterprise Reporting: Newspaper
Jessica Leeder – The Globe and Mail – Halifax, NS – Cut off.
Katrina Clarke – The Daily Gleaner – Fredericton, NB – Secret teacher misconduct probes.
Mike Landry – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – Strapped for justice.

Enterprise Reporting: Radio
Peter Gullage/Ryan Cooke/Sherry Vivian – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – If only you knew her name.
Ramona Dearing/Ryan Cooke – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – Stealing innocence.
Vanessa Blanch – CBC NB – Moncton, NB – Nowhere to go: homeless in Moncton.

Enterprise Reporting: Television
Angela Gilbert/Susan Allen – CBC NS – Halifax, NS – Fatal fun.
Gary Quigley/Peter Gullage/Ryan Cooke/Sherry Vivan – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – If only you knew her name.
Justin Brake – APTN – Halifax, NS – Eastern Métis: Proliferation of self-identified
Indigenous people represents 'new wave of colonialism'.

Excellence in Digital Journalism: Enterprise/Longform
Chris Brookes/Emily Deming – Battery Radio – St. John's, NL – Consent.
Joan Baxter – Halifax Examiner – Halifax, NS – Fool's.
Matthew Halliday – The Deep – Halifax, NS – Homeland.

Feature Newspaper
Ashley Fitzpatrick – The Telegram – St. John's, NL – That dam project: who gets to say no?
News Team – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – In too deep.
Tom Bateman – Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – 'We are the green ones'.

Feature: Radio
Caroline Hillier – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – Storytime.
Chris Halef – NEWS95.7 Rogers Radio – Halifax, NS – MMA fighter Cody Glode's family speaks out.
Moira Donovan – CBC NS – Halifax, NS – Wait, is that my sister?

Feature: Television
Héloïse Bargain – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – Les baleines meurent, les pêcheurs pleurant.
Tom Murphy/Steve Lawrence – CBC NS – Halifax, NS – Terry stole the beer.
Trina Roache – APTN – Halifax, NS – History Decolonized.

Business Reporting: Any Medium
Kerry Campbell – CBC PEI – Charlottetown, PEI – PEI's PNP - what's next?
Quentin Casey – The Deep – Halifax, NS – Cash and Burn.
Stephen Kimber – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – Judgement day.

Sports Reporting: Any Medium
Chris Halef – NEWS95.7 Rogers Radio – Halifax, NS – MMA fighter Cody Glode's family speaks out.
Derek Haggett – Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – Title still eludes football powerhouse.
Mark Dwyer – NTV (CJON) – St. John's, NL – A Stirling legacy.

Arts and Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium
Maggie Rahr – Halifax Magazine – Halifax, NS – Standing on his own.
Zach Goudie – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – Sons of Erin: 50 years later.
Zulpakar Zay/Nabila Qureshi/Darrell Power/News Team – CHMR-FM – St. John's, NL – Community radio discovering newcomer voices.

Commentary: Any Medium
El Jones – Halifax Examiner – Halifax, NS – I don't want to be a role model, I just want to be allowed to be human.
Lezlie Lowe – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – I wrote about 3 of my #MeToo men; one wrote to apologize.
Stephen Kimber – Halifax Examiner – Halifax, NSChristopher Garnier's PTSD: right policy, wrong result, better outcome…

Video Journalist: Television
Garrett Barry – CBC NL – St. John's, NL – Show of work.
Stéphanie Blanchet – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – Show of work.
Steve Silva – Global News – Halifax, NS – Show of work.
Trina Roache – APTN – Halifax, NS – Show of work.

Best Community Newspaper News Story
Drake Lowthers – The Reporter – Port Hawkesbury, NS – Suspicious death of Cassidy Bernard.
Jennifer Bishop/K. Bryannah James/Trevor McNally – The Northern Light – Bathurst, NBHumboldt bus crash brings back painful memories.
Tina Comeau – Tri-County Vanguard – Yarmouth, NS – Being Maddison's voice.

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)
CBC Information Morning November 14, 2018: Inmate overdose – CBC NS – Halifax, NS.
Martine Blanchard et son équipe 10 août 2018: Émission spéciale: fusillade de Fredericton – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB.
VOCM Morning Show October 17, 2018: Legalization of cannabis – VOCM – St. John's, NL.

Best Radio Newscast (Selected Newscast)
NEWS957 Morning News – NEWS957 Rogers Radio – Halifax, NS – Cannabis legalization.

Best Television News Broadcast
CBC News New Brunswick at 6 May 7, 2018 – CBC NB – Fredericton, NB.
CBC Nova Scotia News October 17, 2018 – CBC NS – Halifax, NS.
Compass September 19, 2018 – CBC PEI – Charlottetown, PEI.

Best Student Journalism
College of the North Atlantic Students – Kicker – St. John's, NL – Waste age.
Nova Scotia Community College Students – WTV Media – Dartmouth, NS – After Cornwallis.
University of King's College Students – The Signal – Halifax, NS – Terms of service.

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award
Brittany Spencer – CBC PEI – Charlottetown, PEI – Show of work.
Jacob Lorinc – Times&Transcript – Moncton, NB – Show of work.
Nicolas Pelletier – Radio-Canada Acadie – Moncton, NB – Show of work.

AJAs student scholarships and awards and Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame nominees will be announced later in April.

Our thanks to Cision for sponsoring this announcement.

 

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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