Fife takes top investigative CAJ Award

VANCOUVER, May 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The dogged and determined work of CTV News parliamentary bureau's Robert Fife into the Senate expenses scandal has taken Canada's top prize for investigative journalism.

Fife's entry was selected as the best from among the recipients in the investigative categories of the 2013 CAJ Awards, presented Saturday evening by CBC Radio One host Stephen Quinn at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver. The award is named after Don McGillivray, longtime and founding member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

In an acceptance video, Fife thanked his colleagues, CTV's media lawyer and his sources for their support throughout his work on the file. Earlier in the evening, Fife had received the open broadcast news award.

The recipients in all categories of the 2013 awards program are below.

The recipients in the OPEN MEDIA category are:

Selena Ross, Frances Willick

Rehteah Parsons

The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax

And,

Glen McGregor

Senate Expenses Scandal

Ottawa Citizen

The recipient in the COMMUNITY MEDIA category is:

David P. Ball

Cross-Border Coal War

The Tyee

The recipients in the OPEN BROADCAST FEATURE category are:

Garth Mullins, Lisa Hale, Yvonne Gall

The Imaginary Albino

CBC Radio One – Ideas

The recipient in the OPEN BROADCAST NEWS category is:

Robert Fife

Senate Under Scrutiny

CTV News

The recipient in the COMMUNITY BROADCAST category is:

Abigail Bimman

Behind Prison Walls

CTV News – Kitchener

The recipients in the CAJ / MARKETWIRED DATA JOURNALISM AWARD are:

Andrew McIntosh, Kinia Adamczyk

De L'Aide Sociale, Même En Prison

Agence QMI / Journal de Montréal - Bureau d'enquête

The recipients in the ONLINE MEDIA category are:

Amber Hildebrandt, Michael Pereira, Ian Johnson, Eric Foss

Pipeline Safety

CBC News – Online

The recipient in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:

Jonathan Hayward

Portfolio entry

The Canadian Press

The recipient in the SCOOP category is:

Robert Fife

Senate Expense Scandal

CTV News

The recipient in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:

Mark Ross

Alberta Floods

CBC News Network

The recipient in the TEXT FEATURE category is:

Ryan Maloney

Veteran Says Sacrifice Being Demeaned

Huffington Post Canada

The recipients in the JHR / CAJ AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING are:

Mark Kelley, Lysanne Louter, Tarannum Kamlani, Aileen McBride

Made in Bangladesh

CBC News – The Fifth Estate

The recipients in the CWA CANADA / CAJ AWARD FOR LABOUR REPORTING are:

Kathy Tomlinson, Raj Ahluwalia

RBC Foreign Workers

CBC News – The National

And,

Krystle Alarcon

Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Controversy: Years in the Making

The Tyee

The recipients in the CAJ / CNW GROUP STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE are:

Allison Drinnan, Anna Brooks

Into the Shadows: An Inside Look at Alberta's Sex Trade Industry

Calgary Journal / Mount Royal University

Consistent with information in the entry package, judges had the discretion to name between one and five finalists in each award category. There were a total 213 entries for the 2013 awards program.

Congratulations to all our recipients. Your work has been outstanding and once again proves the value of why journalism matters. We thank you for entering.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 600 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

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SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 613-330-8396 cell, hugo@caj.ca