AJAs Announces 2010 Finalists

HALIFAX, April 4 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2010 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name in 29 separate categories.

The awards will be presented during the gala event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on Saturday evening, May 7, 2011.

Listed in Alphabetical Order by First Name

Spot News - Print

Brent Mazerolle - Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB - Knife-Wielding Man Holds Woman Hostage

The Telegram Newsroom, St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor Coverage

Randy O'Donnell - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Basebrawl

Spot News Reporting - Radio

CBC News - St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor

Marc Genuist - CBC New Brunswick, Moncton, NB - Explosion at Riverview Daycare

Phonse Jessome - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Missing Crew

Spot News Reporting - Television

CBC News - St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor

Dave Crase - Global Maritimes, Moncton, NB - Moncton Fire - Le Chateau à Pape

Sarah Konsmo - CBC New Brunswick, Saint John, NB - Flood Fury

Enterprise Reporting - Print

Bruce Wark - The Coast - Halifax, NS - Blow Job

Jennifer Pritchett - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Tobique First Nation Crisis

Linda Pannozzo/Bruce Wark - The Coast, Halifax, NS - Sable Island Seal Cull

Enterprise Reporting - Radio

Joan Weeks - CBC Radio Maritime Magazine, Sydney, NS - Fenwick MacIntosh

Shaun Waters - CBC Radio Maritime Magazine, Fredericton, NB - The Big Split in Nackawic

Vanessa Blanch - CBC New Brunswick, Moncton, NB - Fitting in

Enterprise Reporting - Television

Catherine Harrop - CBC New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB - Youth Mental Health

David Cochrane/Paul Pickett - CBC News, St. John's, NL - Dark Side of Prosperity

Marc-Antoine Ruest/Paul Émile d'Entremont/Peter Dawson/Rena Moir - Radio-Canada Acadie, Halifax, NS - Être militaire et gai

Continuing Coverage - Print

Stephen Maher/Tim Krochak - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Haiti Earthquake Aftermath

Sue Bailey - The Canadian Press, St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor Coverage

The Telegram Newsroom - St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor Coverage

Continuing Coverage - Radio

Bob Power - CHCM Radio (Newcap Radio), Marystown, NL - Hurricane Igor

CBC News - St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor Impact

Chris O'Neill-Yates - CBC News, St. John's, NL - Sea Rose Evacuation

Continuing Coverage - Television

CBC News - Halifax, NS - MLA's Expense Scandal

CBC News - St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor

NTV News - St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor

Feature Writing - Print

Lois Legge - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Silent Teachers

Stephen Kimber - The Coast, Halifax, NS - Is Corey Wright the Wrong Man?

Suzanne Robicheau - Saltscapes, Bedford, NS - The Newfoundland Pony

Feature Writing - Radio

Connell Smith/Christina Harnett - CBC Radio Maritime Magazine, Saint John, NB - Invasion of the Flyboys

Lezlie Lowe/Christina Harnett - CBC Radio Maritime Magazine, Halifax, NS - The Other Side of the Fist

Mary Lynk - CBC Radio Maritime Magazine, Halifax, NS - Habtom's Path

Feature Writing - Television

Catherine Harrop - CBC New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB - Shelter Chef

Jacques Giguère/Michel Picard/Maurice Gaudreau - Radio-Canada Acadie, Moncton, NB - Et si je donnais - I'll Give you my Life

Julien Lafille/Mathieu Theriault - Radio-Canada Acadie, St. John's, NL - Second souffle pour Fogo

Online News Reporting

CBC News New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB - NB Power Deal Unplugged

CBC News New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB - December Storms

CBC News, St. John's, NL - Hurricane Igor

Business Reporting - Any Medium

Judy Myrden - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - The Cost of Going Green

Rebecca Penty - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB  - Shale Gas Exploration

Rob Antle - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Silver Anniversary for Black Gold

Tamsin McMahon - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - The Rise and Fall of Shawn Richard

Sports Reporting - Any Medium

John Jeffery/Angela Walker/Donna Allen - CBC PEI, Charlottetown, PEI - Nasty Hockey

Monty Mosher - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Lost Boy Has Found Home

Robin Short - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - He Stood on Guards, by Golly

Arts & Entertainment Reporting  - Any Medium

Kathy Kaufield - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB  - The Reinvention of Reg Noël

Marty Klinkenberg -Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - New Brunswick's First Lady of Art

Steve Bartlett - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Larry Harvey: He Was the Real Deal

Commentary - Any Medium

Alec Bruce - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Wising up to our Energy Future

Dawn Chafe - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Time to Fish or Cut Bait

Gisele McKnight - The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB - The Things He Did Right

Best TV News Broadcast

CBC PEI - CBC News Compass, Charlottetown, PEI

CBC Television - Nova Scotia at Six, Halifax, NS

Global Maritimes - Global Evening News, Dartmouth, NS

Photojournalism Spot News - Newspaper

Brian McInnis - Charlottetown Guardian, Charlottetown, PEI - Harbour Rescue

Ryan Taplin - Metro News, Halifax, NS - Lunch with a View

Viktor Pivovarov - Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB - Standoff

Photojournalism Feature - Newspaper

Cole Burston - Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB - Football Tackle

Ron Ward - Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB - One Scary Ride

Steve Wadden - Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS - Mourning their Fallen Hero

Video Journalist - Television

Kerry Campbell - CBC PEI, Charlottetown, PEI

Natalie Kalata - CBC News, St. John's, NL

Peter Cowan - CBC News, St. John's, NL

Editorial Cartooning

Bruce MacKinnon - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax NS

Greg Perry - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB

Michael de Adder - Times & Transcript, Moncton, NB; The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB

Atlantic Magazine Article

Alec Bruce - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Dream Weaver

Heather White - Saltscapes, Bedford, NS - Country Roads

John Sylvester - Saltscapes, Bedford, NS - Torngat Safari

Atlantic Magazine - Best Cover

Dalhousie Magazine - Halifax, NS - Fall 2010 Designing a Sustainable Seaport Market

Progress Magazine- Halifax, NS - June 2010 The People Issue

Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - March/April 2010 Gannets

Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article

Chad Lucas - Halifax Magazine, Halifax, NS - Across the Sea

Jon Tattrie - Halifax Magazine, Halifax, NS - That Far Shore

Sandra Phinney - Saltscapes, Bedford, NS - Only in Pubnico

Best Page Presentation - Newspapers

Jocelyne Comeau - HERE, Moncton, NB - HERE Cover Stories

Michael Landry/Angie Kippers - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Molly Bobak

Sonjya Schrick - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Day in the Life of the ER

Community Reporting - Any Medium

Northern Pen - St. Anthony, NL  - Air Ambulance Relocation

The Packet  - Clarenville, NL - Hurricane Igor

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award

Brett Bundale - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB

James McLeod - The Telegram, St. John's, NL

Lindsay Bird - CBC New Brunswick, Saint John, NB

Lifetime Achievement Award

Doug McGee, former associate editor at the Cape Breton Post, is the recipient of the 2010 AJAs Lifetime Achievement Award.  Doug retired in September of 2010 after serving 25 years as the Post's associate editor.  He was responsible for the paper's commentary pages and editorial writing.  It was his commentary and his respectful treatment of the submitted opinions of readers where Doug shone.

Though his editorials were not signed, Doug developed a broad reputation for his cogent arguments and his thoughtful consideration of the topics of the day.  For reporters in the newsroom, Doug served as an invaluable resource. He collected a wealth of information on virtually any topic imaginable, and he offered smart guidance on the direction a story should take. A soft spoken man, Doug was a quietly influential presence in the newsroom and led by example.

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For further information:

Jessica Wilson
Project Coordinator
Atlantic Journalism Awards
(902) 425-2727
office@AJAs.ca
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