AJAs announces 2015 finalists

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.

Best Page Presentation: Newspaper
Stephanie McHugh - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Fashion in Action.
Stephanie McHugh - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - On the World's Wine Stage.
Todd Manning - The Compass - Carbonear, NL - Hula Strumming.

Photojournalism Spot News: Newspaper
Jim Dumville - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Comfort and Loss.
Keith Gosse - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Fiery Crash.
Keith Gosse - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Overturned.

Photojournalism Feature: Newspaper
Andrew Vaughan - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Remembering a Fallen Father.
Andrew Vaughan - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Summertime in the City of Lakes.
Greg Agnew - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Hand Eye Coordination.

Atlantic Magazine Article
Mary-Frances Lynch - Saltscapes Magazine - Bedford, NS - Healing Roots.
Mike Allen - Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - River One.
Stephanie Porter - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Ancient Land, Modern Life.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover
Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - Winter 2015: Art of Conservation.
East Coast Living - Halifax, NS - Fall 2015: Old Town, New House.
East Coast Living - Halifax, NS - Winter 2015: Bright New View.
Halifax Magazine - Halifax, NS - June 2015: Pet Projects.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article
Sarah Sawler - Halifax Magazine - Halifax, NS - Level Up.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Innovator of the Year.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - The Trials and Tribulations of Vrege Armoyan.

Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Print and Online
Andrew Vaughan/Michael MacDonald/Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Air Canada's 'Hard Landing' in Halifax.
Kevin Bissett - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Guilty: Dennis Oland's Trial Verdict.
Laverne Stewart - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - ABCs of Fear.

Breaking News: Radio
Jessica Doria-Brown - CBC PEI - Charlottetown, PEI - Barber Shop Fire.
Paul Raynes - VOCM News - St. John's, NL - Fatal crash - A Lonely Search.
Robert Jones - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - Oland Verdict.

Breaking News/Spot News: Television
Brett Ruskin - Global Halifax - Halifax, NS - Reporter Helps Expectant Mother in Snowstorm.
Global Halifax News Team - Halifax, NS - Air Canada Flight 624 Crash Landing.
Heather Gillis - NTV News - St. John's, NL - Fishing Tragedy.

Enterprise Reporting: Print
Adam Huras/Karissa Donkin - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Daycare Inspections.
Ashley Fitzpatrick - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Poison in the Water.
David Boehm - Rural Delivery - Liverpool, NS - Lobster on a Roll.

Enterprise Reporting: Radio
Angela MacIvor - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - A Crisis in Rape Funding.
Erin Moore - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Debra Spencer Deportation.
Robert Jones - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - Overbilled.

Enterprise Reporting: Television
Ariana Kelland - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Trouble Behind Bars.
Rob Antle - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Blind Trust.
Shane Rockland Fowler - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - Glyphosate Sprayings.

Feature: Print
Barb Sweet - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Down the Maggot Hole.
James Foster - Times&Transcript - Moncton, NB - The Descendants of Daniel.
Victoria Dekker - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - The High-Flying Hunt.

Feature: Radio
Gavin Simms - CBC NL - St John's, NL - Shadows of My Mind.
Pauline Dakin - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Rural Reckoning: The Come-From-Away Investor.
Vanessa Blanch - CBC NB - Moncton, NB - Answer Back, Brother.

Feature: Television
Serge Bouchard - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Le Bonheur Retrouvé de Gino Sélesse.
Shelley Steeves/Steve Fiander - Global NB - Bud the Guardian Angel Dog.
Shelley Steeves/Steve Fiander - Global NB - Harmonica Helps Dementia Patient.

Business Reporting: Any Medium
Adam Walsh - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - China: The Seal Hunt's Last Hope?
Rebecca Martel - Radio-Canada Acadie - Halifax, NS - L'énergie marémotrice en Nouvelle-Écosse.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Boiling Point.

Sports Reporting: Any Medium
Bruce Hallihan - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - The Struggle Within.
Monty Mosher - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - No Regrets.
Randy O'Donnell - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Bouncing Back.

Arts & Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium
Cara Smith - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - The Power of a Portrait.
Philip Lee - Saltscapes Magazine - Bedford, NS - Lennie's Dream.
Victoria Dekker - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Paying Tribute to a Historic Program.

Commentary: Any Medium
Brent Mazerolle - Times&Transcript - Moncton, NB - Who was the Real Victim of June 4?
Pascal Raiche-Nogue - Acadie Nouvelle - Caraquet, NB - Un Doigt d'Honneur.
Trevor Adams - Halifax Magazine- Halifax, NS - How We Remember.

Video Journalist: Television
Brett Ruskin - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Show of work.
Laura Meader - CBC PEI - Charlottetown, PEI - Show of work.
Philippe Grenier - Radio-Canada Acadie - St. John's, NL - Show of work.

Best Community Newspaper News Story
Tammy Scott-Wallace - Kings County Record - Sussex, NB - Doors Close on People's Court.
Tammy Scott-Wallace - Kings County Record - Sussex, NB - A Mother's Plea for Answers.
Tim Jaques - The Tribune - Campbellton, NB - Kerboom! It's Still There!

Editorial Cartooning
Bruce MacKinnon - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - Show of work.
Greg Perry - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Show of work.
Michael de Adder - Brunswick News & The Chronicle Herald - Show of work.

Best Multimedia Feature
Alison Auld/Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Moncton Shootings, One Year
Later.
Michael Tutton - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Treading Water: State of Nova Scotia Bridges.
Nicolas Steinbach/Philippe Duclos - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Pour Toujours Haiti.

Best Information News Radio Program (Selected Program)
Information Morning - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB.
St. John's Morning Show - CBC NL - St. John's, NL.
Island Morning - CBC PEI - Charlottetown, PEI.

Best Radio Newscast (Selected Newscast)
CBC 6:30 AM News - CBC NS - Halifax, NS.
The Morning News - News95.7 - Halifax, NS.
VOCM 6:30 AM News - VOCM - St. John's, NL.

Best Television News Broadcast (Same Date Newscast)
Compass - CBC PEI - Charlottetown, PEI.
Halifax Evening News - Global Halifax - Halifax, NS.
New Brunswick at 6 - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB.

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award
Elizabeth Fraser - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Show of work.
Laura Howells - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Show of work.
Steve Silva - Global Halifax - Halifax, NS - Show of work.

 

SOURCE Atlantic Journalism Awards

For further information: Natalie D. Clifford, Associate Director, Atlantic Journalism Awards - 902.240.4080 - ajas.natalie@gmail.com

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