2011 CAJ Awards information posted

OTTAWA, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists invites journalists to begin putting together their entries for the 2011 CAJ Awards program— which includes Canada's top investigative award, the Don McGillivray Award.

New for this year, the program includes two new awards through partnerships with leading Canadian media organizations. The CAJ is partnering with jhr to offer the jhr / CAJ Award for Human Rights Reporting and is also partnering with CWA Canada and its largest local the Canadian Media Guild to offer the CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour Reporting.

Full information on all the CAJ Awards can be viewed and downloaded under the Awards section of our website.

"The CAJ Awards are an annual opportunity for this association to highlight the best in Canadian journalism across all media," CAJ president Hugo Rodrigues said. "We invite all journalists to look back at the work they completed in 2011 and submit an entry."

Entry details on submissions are currently being finalized. They will be posted on all awards pages at the CAJ website when ready and another statement will be issued at that time. The deadline for entries for the CAJ Awards is Jan. 31, 2012, with the CAJ / CNW Student Award of Excellence deadline set for Feb. 28, 2012.

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing almost 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

Image with caption: "CAJ Awards poster. (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120105_C2371_PHOTO_EN_8693.jpg

Image with caption: "CAJ / CNW Student Award of Excellence poster. (CNW Group/Canadian Association of Journalists)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120105_C2371_PHOTO_EN_8694.jpg

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information:

Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680, hugo@caj.ca


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