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

AJAs Announces Lifetime Achievement Award

HALIFAX, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is proud to announce that Norma Lee MacLeod of CBC Nova Scotia 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 journalism excellence in Atlantic Canada. ...full story

AJAs announces student winners

HALIFAX, April 14, 2016 /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

Acces the best journalism of 2015

HALIFAX, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ -  All entries for the 2015 AJAs competition are available for the general public to view, hear or read online at www.ajas.ca (top of home page). Support your local or favourite journalist by sharing a link to their entry on social media. ... full story

CWA/SCA Canada joins AJAs

HALIFAX, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (www.AJAs.ca) is pleased to announce that CWA/SCA Canada has joined with the AJAs and other partners to recognize and honour journalistic excellence in Atlantic Canada. CWA/SCA will also provide a scholarship to a student enrolled in the radio and television arts program at the Nova Scotia Community College. ... full story

Mohamed Fahmy AJAs guest speaker

HALIFAX, March 31, 2016 /CNW/ - Egyptian-Canadian award-winning journalist and author Mohamed Fahmy, will be the guest speaker at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards show. The event will be held on Saturday evening May 7, 2016 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. ...full story


HALIFAX, March 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2015 competition. The finalists’ names are listed in alphabetical order by first name. The awards will be presented during the gala dinner and awards event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday, May 7, 2016 ...full story


LeBlanc and de Adder to MC the AJAs

HALIFAX, March 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Janique Leblanc, anchor « Le Téléjournal Acadie », Radio-Canada's Atlantic Television News hour and Michael de Adder, freelance cartoonist, will be the Masters of Ceremonies for the Atlantic Journalism Awards. This year's event will be held on Saturday, May 7 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. ...full story

AJAs Final Week

HALIFAX , Jan. 25, 2016 /CNW/.  Journalists in Atlantic Canada have one week remaining to enter their best 2015 stories and images in the Atlantic Journalism Awards competition.  The online entry system closes at midnight next Monday, February 1.  Included in the 28 categories is a new “Best Community Newspaper News Story”, which is open to all community newspapers in the region.   As well, nominations are invited for the AJAs’  “Lifetime Achievement Award”, which recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to journalism. ...full story

Enter Best in AJAs

HALIFAX , Jan. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is inviting journalists in Atlantic Canada to enter their best stories and images from the 2015 news year in the AJAs' 35 th juried competition. ...full story

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


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