AJAs/CNW Workshops Announced

HALIFAX, April 15 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs), in conjunction with CNW Group, has announced a series of professional development workshops for journalists and others to be held during the day on Saturday, May 7, 2011 as part of the AJAs annual celebration of journalistic excellence. The workshops will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Further information on the workshops and an online registration form can be found at http://www.newswire.ca/en/extras/custom/aja-2011/ or go to www.AJAs.ca and click on WORKSHOPS.

Participants are able to choose from two different workshops at 9 a.m. and two others beginning at 11:00 a.m. Fees are $30.00 per workshop or $10.00 for students.

Digital Newsroom Strategy and the 7 Deadly Sins will be presented by Ed Cassavoy from the Toronto Star at 9:00 a.m. There will also be a workshop presented by Phillip Lee, professor of journalism at St. Thomas University, on evolving your work in the new world of journalism.

At 11:00 a.m. Pauline Dakin from CBC National News will be presenting on Health or Hype, and the concurrent session is how to successfully pitch a story to a magazine publisher.

The workshops are being presented in cooperation with the Atlantic Magazines Association and the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Tickets for the Atlantic Journalism Awards show and gala dinner are available online at www.AJAs.ca, click on TICKETS or by calling (902) 425-2727. For daily updates, follow the AJAs on Twitter and join its Facebook group. Tweeting about the workshops? Use hashtag #AJAs.

For further information:

Jessica Wilson
Project Coordinator
Atlantic Journalism Awards
(902) 425-2727


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 the AJAs office (Email) office@AJAs.ca