AJAs Announces PD Webinars for Journalists

HALIFAX, April 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) will present a series of professional development webinars in April and May, 2019, via www.AJAs.ca .

Atlantic Journalism Awards 2019 Webinar Series 3 (CNW Group/Atlantic Journalism Awards)

The webinars will feature a host of journalism experts who will provide insight into their work, tips and tricks. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions through the webinar portal, and may save sessions for viewing later.

The workshop schedule is as follows:

On April 23, 2019 at 1:30 PM AST: Robyn Doolittle of the Globe and Mail will share some of her investigative reporting techniques.

On May 3, 2019 at 1:30 PM AST: Stephen Kimber, a journalist for 50 years, will share his thoughts on what it takes to have a career in local journalism and turn stories into books.

On May 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM AST: Jessica Leeder, the Globe and Mail's Atlantic Bureau Chief will discuss local stories and how they are worthy of national headlines.

On May 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM AST: Trina Roache APTN Video Journalist / Producer and Cheryl Maloney, Mi'kmaq Activist & Consultant will discuss how to report on Indigenous issues with understanding and sensitivity.

The webinars are presented by the AJAs and made possible with the support of Department of Canadian Heritage. Individual sessions are $12.00, while all four can be purchased for $40.00. Students may register for free.

The AJAs gala reception and awards show will take place on May 11, 2019 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, NS.

Tickets for the AJAs events including the gala reception and awards show and the AJAs professional development webinar series can be purchased through www.AJAs.ca


SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Natalie Clifford, Associate Director, Atlantic Journalism Awards, 902-240-4080, ajas.webinars@gmail.com; office@ajas.ca; www.AJAs.ca


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