CAJ Award winners announced


    VANCOUVER, May 23 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists,
Canada's only national professional organization for reporters, editors,
producers and photographers, announced the winners of the annual CAJ Awards
for journalism tonight at the association's Awards gala dinner held in
conjunction with its annual national conference.
    The CAJ's top award for investigative journalism in Canada, the Don
McGillivray Award for Investigative Journalism was presented to Steve Buist of
the Hamilton Spectator for his entry A Pig's Tale.
    The CAJ awards are Canada's only recognition for the best in
investigative journalism across the country.The winner in the OPEN NEWSPAPER/WIRE SERVICE (circulation greater
    than 25,000) category is:

        Steve Buist
        A Pig's Tale
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        Hamilton Spectator

    The winner in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category is:

        Matthieu Aikins
        Adam's Fall
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        The Coast

    The winners in the OPEN TELEVISION (greater than 5 minutes) category
    are:

        Frédéric Zalac, Alex Shprintsen, Kris Fleerackers, Georges Laszuk,
        Sandra Bartlett, Susanne Reber
        The Taser Test
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        CBC News: The National

    The winners in the OPEN TELEVISION (Less than 5 minutes) category
    are:

        Paul Hunter and Harvey Cashore
        Mulroney Mystery
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        CBC News: The National

    The winners in the REGIONAL TELEVISON category are:

        Kathy Tomlinson, Eric Rankin, Enza Uda, Paisley Woodward
        Prescription for Profit
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        CBC News: Vancouver

    The winners in the OPEN RADIO NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS category are:

        Rick MacInnes-Rae, Piya Chattopadhyay, Anthony Germain, Bruce
        Edwards, Donna Cressman, Dawna Dingwall, Andrea Huncar, Naheed
        Mustafa, Tim Lorimer, Alan Guettel
        Nuclear Renaissance
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        CBC National Radio News

    The winners in the CAJ/Marketwire COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING (CAR)
    category are:

        Melinda Dalton and Tamsin McMahon
        Impact
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        Waterloo Region Record

    The winner in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:

        Steve Russell
        Portfolio
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        The Toronto Star

    The winner in the MAGAZINE category is:

        Alex Roslin
        The Pill Pushers
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        The Georgia Straight

    The winners in the FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY category are:

        Karen Pauls, Vito Cupoli, Margaret Daly, Pauline Dakin, Curt
        Petrovich, Frank Koller, Vik Adhopia, Eli Glassner, Lee Hewitt, Karin
        Marley
        Where is God Today?
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        CBC Radio

    The winner in the SCOOP category is:

        Patricia Bell
        The Nunavut Business Credit Corporation Fiasco
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        CBC Nunavut

    The winner in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:

        Karen Pauls
        Murder On a Greyhound Bus
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        CBC Radio

    The winner in the PRINT FEATURE category is:

        Michael Friscolanti
        How Safe is Your Food?
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        Maclean's

    The winning entries in each of the categories received $500.

    The winner of the CAJ/CNW Group STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
    was also announced at the Awards Banquet. The winner is:

        Tamara Cunningham
        Motel Muddle
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        Thompson Rivers UniversityCongratulations to all the winners of the CAJ awards and to all the
finalists. The judges remarked that selections were difficult this year
because of the high quality of the entries. The next call for entries will be 
in December, 2009.

    The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization
with over 1,300 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public
interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.




For further information: John Dickins, Executive Director, CAJ, (613)
868-5442