Marine Atlantic joins AJAS

HALIFAX, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (www.AJAs.ca) is pleased to announce that Marine Atlantic (www.marine-atlantic.ca) has joined with the AJAs and other partners to recognize and honour journalistic excellence in Atlantic Canada.  Marine Atlantic will also provide a scholarship to a student enrolled in the journalism program of the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville NL.

Marine Atlantic is a federal crown corporation with a fleet of four vessels providing year round ferry service between Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.  With its head office in St. John's, NL, Marine Atlantic vessels sail year-round from Port aux Basques, NL to North Sydney, NS and provide a seasonal service between Argentia, NL to North Sydney, NS.

The Atlantic Journalism Awards is in its 34th year of honouring journalistic excellence in Atlantic Canada through a juried competition in 28 categories including newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online journalism. The presentation of the AJAs awards will be made during a gala dinner and awards event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 9, 2015.  For tickets go to www.AJAs.ca and click on tickets.


SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Bill Skerrett, bmskerrett@aol.com, 305-230-0424


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