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HALIFAX , Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is encouraging journalists in the region to save their best stories and images for this year's AJAs competition. The AJAs online entry system will open for entries on December 1, 2014.  The deadline for entries is Monday, February 2, 2015.  ... full release

AJAs Announces 2013 Winners

HALIFAX, May 10, 2014 /CNW/ - A celebration of excellence in Atlantic Canadian journalism was held tonight during the 33rd Atlantic Journalism Awards, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The gold and silver awards were as follows ... full release

AJAs Announces Lifetime Achievement Award

HALIFAX, April 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is proud to announce that Christine Morris 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

AJAs Finalists Announced

HALIFAX, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2013 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name in 27 separate categories.  The awards will be presented during the gala dinner and awards event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 10, 2014. ... full story

Kronstein and LeBlanc to MC AJAs

HALIFAX, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Ron Kronstein, Senior Anchor of the Global Evening News for Halifax and New Brunswick, and Janique LeBlanc, Anchor for Le Téléjournal Acadie, Radio-Canada's Atlantic Television News hour, will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the Atlantic Journalism Awards. This year's event will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. ... 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