AJAs announces 2016 finalists

HALIFAX, March 27, 2017 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2016 competition. The finalists' names are listed in alphabetical order by first name. The gold and silver awards will be presented at a gala reception and awards show on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the St. John's NL Convention Centre. More information at www.ajas.ca .

Best Page Presentation: Newspaper
Mike Beals - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Keeping the cranberries afloat.
Paul MacNeill - Eastern Graphic - Montague, PEI - Welcome.
Stephanie McHugh - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - A new Beaverbrook rises.

Photojournalism Spot News: Newspaper
Keith Gosse - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Vehicular attempted murder arrest.
Kevin Nimmock - Times&Transcript - Moncton, NB - Cat rescue.
Ryan Taplin - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Melee erupts in Halifax courtroom.

Photojournalism Feature: Newspaper
Christian LaForce - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Flamenco.
Ted Pritchard - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Colombian Tall Ship ARC Gloria visits Halifax.
Tim Krochak - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Anti-violence vigil.
Tim Krochak - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Second Pokemon lightning.

Atlantic Magazine Article
Bob Wakeham - Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - Over the top b'ys.
Hugh McKervill - Atlantic Salmon Journal - Chamcook, NB - Reflections from the river.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Film noir.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover
At Home on the North Shore - Pictou, NS - Summer 2016: Knocking on summer's door.
At Home on the North Shore - Pictou, NS - Winter 2016: Merry & bright Kingshead house lights up with Christmas spirit.
Halifax Magazine - Halifax, NS - December 2016: Building boom.

Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article
Cary Rideout - Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - Making the chips fly.
Crystal Murray - At Home on the North Shore - Pictou, NS - At home with Troy and Jennie Greencorn.
Wade Kearley - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - CEO of the year.

Breaking/Spot News Reporting: Print and Online
Guardian News Team - The Guardian - Charlottetown. PEI - PEI schools evacuated.
Heather Desveaux - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax, NS - The Hannah collection.
Tim Jaques - The Tribune - Campbellton, NB - Chopper crash kills two.

Breaking News: Radio
Brian Madore - VOCM - St. John's, NL - Protest Muskrat Falls.
Jean Laroche - CBC NS - Halifax, NS - Nova Scotia schools to reopen Tuesday.

Breaking News/Spot News: Television
Pierre-Alexandre Bolduc - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Début de l'enquête sur l'écrasement d'hélicoptère qui a coûté la vie à «Bob» Bissonnette.
Ryan Harding - NTV - St. John's, NL - Bay de Verde fish plant fire.
Ryan Harding - NTV - St. John's, NL - Muskrat Falls protest.

Enterprise Reporting: Print
Deborah Carr - Saltscapes - Bedford, NS - Can we save our salmon?
Jacob Boon - The Coast - Halifax, NS - Continuity errors.
Tim Bousquet - Halifax Examiner - Halifax, NS - Dead wrong.

Enterprise Reporting: Radio
Joan Weeks - CBC Cape Breton - Sydney, NS - Richmond County travel and expense claims investigated.
Julianne Hazlewood - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB - A divided Nation: Tobique's land claim.
Rob Antle - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Shelter finances.

Enterprise Reporting: Television
Ariana Kelland/Rob Antle/Paul Pickett - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Matthew Rich case.
Glen Carter - NTV - St. John's, NL - No place like home.
Nicolas Steinbach - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Élections municipales au Nouveau-Brunswick et financement des candidats.

Feature: Print
Hadeel Ibrahim - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - After the trauma.
Lezlie Lowe - The Coast - Halifax, NS - Before the murder and after: the life of Tyler Richards.
Stephen Kimber - Atlantic Business Magazine - St. John's, NL - Can you spot the security threat?

Feature: Radio
John Gaudi - CBC NL - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - Power of the sweat lodge.
Karin Reid-LeBlanc/Lynn Nicol - CBC NB - Moncton, NB - Secret diary.
Ted Blades - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - We were here once; we are still here now.

Feature: Television
Philippe Grenier - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Le centenaire de la bataille de Beaumont-Hamel.
Shelley Steeves/Steve Fiander - Global NB - Moncton, NB - Senior dog walker.
Zach Goudie/Gary Quigley/Mark Cumby - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Driven: life changing injuries.

Business Reporting: Any Medium
Adam Walsh/Philippe Grenier/Paul Pickett - CBC NL - St. John's, NL - Fishing for China.
Frances Willick/Michael Gorman - LocalXpress.ca - Halifax, NS - Donkin mine.
Saint John News Team - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - A day at the port.

Sports Reporting: Any Medium
Bruce Hallihan - The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Energizer bunny hits all the greens.
François Le Blanc - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Émilie Bouchard: vaincre les tabous du sport.
Mark Dwyer - NTV - St. John's, NL - Great Scott: hockey's unlikely hero.
Patrice Côté - Acadie Nouvelle - Caraquet, NB - Des chiffres qui en disent long.

Arts & Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium
Emily Baron Cadloff - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - The mystery of Churchill's portrait.
Ken Kelley - Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - Strawberry Fields for never.
Tara Bradbury - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Newfoundland at Armageddon.

Commentary: Any Medium
Hans Rollman - The Independent - Corner Brook, NL - Once upon a time, there was a fiscal crisis.
Tara Bradbury - The Telegram - St. John's, NL - Hate, misogyny and sexism — all in a day's work.
Trevor Adams - Halifax Magazine - Halifax, NS - Why honour Edward Cornwallis?

Video Journalist: Television
Colleen Connors - CBC NL - Corner Brook, NL - Show of work.
Jeremy Keefe - Global NB - Moncton, NB - Show of work.
Philippe Grenier - Radio-Canada Acadie - St. John's NL - Show of work.

Best Community Newspaper News Story
Paul MacNeill - Eastern Graphic - Montague, PEI - A place to call home.
Tammy Scott-Wallace - Kings County Record - Sussex, NB - Fatal crash remembered.
Evan Careen - The Labradorian - Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL - Muskrat Falls protests.

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 - Halifax, NS - Show of work.

Best Multimedia Feature
Julia Wright - CBC NB - Saint John, NB - North end revival.
Karine Godin/René Godin/Maurice Gautreau/Philippe Duclos - Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton, NB - Marijuana: les visages de la légalisation.

Best Information News Radio Program (Selected Program)
Information Morning - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB.
Maritime Noon - CBC Maritimes - Halifax, NS.
VOCM Morning Show - VOCM - St. John's, NL.

Best Radio Newscast (Selected Newscast)
7 AM Newscast - CHSJ News - Saint John, NB.
NEWS95.7 Morning News - Rogers Radio - Halifax, NS.
VOCM 1 PM News - VOCM - St. John's, NL.

Best Television News Broadcast
New Brunswick at 6:00 - CBC NB - Fredericton, NB.
(Judges selected only one finalist)

The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award
Adina Bresge - The Canadian Press - Halifax, NS - Show of work.
Joseph Tunney - CBC NB - Saint John, NB - Show of work.
Rebecca Howland - Bugle-Observer - Woodstock, NB - 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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