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AJAs Announces 2016 Winners
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AjAs Announces Student Winners

HALIFAX, May 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce this year's student award winners. Each year independent panels of judges, armed with various selection criteria, review submissions from students in journalism education programs throughout the Atlantic region, selecting one winner per category.... full story

AJAs Announces Lifetime Achievement Award

April 24, 2017 - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is proud to announce that Gary MacDougall of Prince Edward Island is this year's recipient of the AJAs Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to journalistic excellence in Atlantic Canada.

MacDougall has been involved in journalism on Prince Edward Island for 47 years, 20 of those years as managing editor of The Guardian, Prince Edward Island’s provincial newspaper. MacDougall always had a strong interest in the history of the newspaper industry in Prince Edward Island and its important place in P.E.I. society. He was a key contributor in the publication of a book marking the 125th anniversary of The Guardian: “Prince Edward Island, 125 Years Through Our Eyes.” Throughout his career he has offered his services to pivotal industry boards, including the Holland College journalism advisory board, Atlantic Journalism Awards, and National Newspaper Awards, Newspapers Canada.

He served as co-host at the National Newspaper Awards gala in Charlottetown in 2014. MacDougall officially retired in May of 2015, but he continues to work in support of the journalism community. He coaches young journalists, leads groups and organizations supporting journalism, and until recently wrote a weekly column in The Guardian. MacDougall will be honoured at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala reception and awards show on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the St. John’s NL Convention Centre.

View best AJAs entries

HALIFAX, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - All entries for the 2016 AJAs competition are available for the general public to view, hear or read online at www.ajas.ca (click on the yellow button on the homepage). Support your local or favourite journalist by sharing a link to their entry on social media. ...full story

AJAs announces 2016 finalists

HALIFAX, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2016 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name. The gold and silver awards will be presented at a gala reception and awards show on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the St. John's NL Convention Centre. More information at www.ajas.ca . ... full story

Burry and Germain to MC the AJAs

HALIFAX, March 8, 2017 /CNW/ - Lynn Burry, senior producer and co-host of NTV Evening Newshour, and Anthony Germain host of CBC St. John's Morning Show, will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the Atlantic Journalism Awards. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the St. John's Convention Centre. ...full story


Two Days Left for AJAs Lifetime Achievement Nominations

HALIFAX, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is seeking nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Award. Any individual who has demonstrated a career of journalistic excellence in Atlantic Canada may be nominated up to the closing date of midnight on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. ... full story

AJAs Deadline Fast Approaching

HALIFAX, Jan. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Atlantic Canadian journalists are reminded that the absolute deadline for submissions to the 36th Atlantic Journalism Awards is midnight on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. ... full story

AJAs Announces New Supporters for St. John's Ceremony and Gala

HALIFAX, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ -  The Atlantic Journalism Awards announces that Fortis Inc.; Oceanex; Roebothan, MacKay and Marshall; Cougar Helicopters; International Association of Business Communicators and Destination St. John's are the newest welcomed supporters of the Atlantic region's primary journalism competition. Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) enters its 36th year of celebrating the region's best journalism – with the generous support of new and continuing supporters. ...full story

AJAs Deadline Approaching

HALIFAX, Jan. 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Atlantic Canadian journalists are reminded to submit their print, radio, television, online stories and images to the 36th Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs). ...full story

Nominations Invited for AJAs Lifetime Achievement Award

HALIFAX, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is seeking nominations for its Lifetime Achievement Award. Any individual who has demonstrated a career of journalistic excellence in Atlantic Canada may be nominated up to the closing date of Wednesday, February 1, 2017. ...full story

AJAs Deadline Approaching

HALIFAX, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Atlantic Canadian journalists are reminded to submit their print, radio, television, online stories and images to the 36th Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs). ...full story

AJAs Online Open

HALIFAX, Dec. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The online entry system for the Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) competition is now open and is accepting entries for news items from 2016. Many of the categories now allow online entries. To enter in the newspaper, radio, television, magazine and online categories go to www.ajasonline.org...full story

AJAs in St. John's NL Next May

HALIFAX, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) welcomes the public to join us to celebrate excellence in journalism from Atlantic Canada at this year's Atlantic Journalism Awards Gala Awards Reception in St. John's, NL next May. ... full story

 


FeatherWhat are the AJAs ?

The Atlantic Journalism Awards, established in 1981, is a highly regarded annual program which recognizes journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada. The AJAs is a federally incorporated non-profit organization and is directed by a volunteer industry Board of Directors. The project is financed by a number of supporters.

In recent years close to 400 entries have been received from Atlantic Canadian journalists in the 23 print, radio, and television categories. There are also a number of journalism student awards. Entries are submitted in English et aussi en francais.

Finalists are selected from the entries by panels of independent judges. They are recognized at provincial AJAs luncheons. The overall winners will be announced at a gala dinner and awards ceremomy in early May.

Since the inception of the AJAs, nearly 1,400 individual Atlantic Canadian journalists have been honoured for their journalistic excellence.

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: office@AJAs.ca