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AJAs Adds Community Newspaper Award

HALIFAX , November 24, 2015    

The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) has announced the addition of a new category, the Best Community Newspaper News Story. The award will honour Atlantic Canadian community newspapers and their journalists who demonstrate excellence in the reporting of a single news story.  The award is open to any newspaper which is not a daily and which is published in Atlantic Canada. ... full story

New AJAs Chair

HALIFAX , Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is pleased to announce that Glenn Deir , former CBC reporter/producer in St. John's NL is the new Chair of the AJAs Board of Directors.  Glenn's journalism experience at CBC included radio and television news reporting, spanning 31 years in all four Atlantic Provinces. He also spent two years as a Broadcast Specialist with NHK, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation, in Tokyo. .. full story

Watch AJAs Gala Awards Show

HALIFAX , May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards has announced that the AJAs gala awards show held in Halifax on May 9, 2015 is available for screening on the AJAs website.  Viewers can access the site by going to www.AJAs.ca and click on the top box - Click here to see and hear the 2014 AJAs Gala. The video is divided into chapters which allow viewers to select their area of viewing interest.   Entries for the 2015 AJAs will be accepted after December 1 this year and the awards event is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. ... full story

AJAs Announces 2014 Winners

HALIFAX , May 9, 2015  /CNW/ - A celebration of excellence in Atlantic Canadian journalism was held tonight during the 34th Atlantic Journalism Awards, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The gold and silver awards were as follows: Online News Reporting The gold winner was: cbc.ca/nb – Daniel McHardie – CBC NB – Moncton Shootings. The silver finalists in this category were: ici.radio-canada.ca/acadie – Marilyn Marceau – Moncton, NB – Fermeture de la clinique Morgentaler. ... full story

AJAs Announces Student Winners

April 22, 2015 - 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 21, 2015 - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is proud to announce that William R. Callahan is this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to journalism excellence in Atlantic Canada. ... 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.

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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