AJAs Finalists Announced



    HALIFAX, April 2 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards is pleased to
announce the finalists for the 2006 AJAs. The finalists' names are listed in
alphabetical order by last name in 25 separate categories. The awards will be
presented during the gala event at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on
Saturday evening, May 12th, 2007. All finalists will receive a framed AJAs
Certificate of Excellence in Journalism. One of the finalists in each category
will be honoured as the overall Gold Award winner. To purchase tickets, go to
www.AJAs.ca and click on Tickets, or call (902) 425-2727.

    
    Spot News - Print

    - Canadian Press Team - Canadian Press, Halifax, NS - Cormorant
      Helicopter Crash
    - Gordon Delaney - The Chronicle Herald, Valley Bureau, Kentville,
      NS - Fire Destroys Hog Farm
    - The Valley Today Team - The Valley Today, Windsor, NS - Lost No More

    Spot News - Radio

    - CBC Newsroom Newfoundland - CBC Radio, St John's, NL - Aliant Fire
    - Cheryl Kawaja - CBC Cape Breton, Sydney, NS - Cormorant Crash
    - Dennis Mulloy - VOCM Radio, St. John's, NL - Fire

    Spot News - Television

    - Robert Jones - CBC TV, Fredericton, NB - Reaching Atlantica
    - Paul Palmeter - Global Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS - Seal Slaughter
    - Glenn Payette - CBC TV, St. John's, NL - York Street Fire

    Enterprise Reporting - Print

    - Richard Cuthbertson - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - The New Asylums
    - Stephen Kimber - The Coast Magazine, Halifax, NS - Cardiac Unrest
    - Mary Ellen MacIntyre - The Chronicle Herald, Truro NS Bureau - A Coup
      Within

    Enterprise Reporting - Radio

    - Fernande Devost / Danielle Marchand - Société Radio-Canada Atlantique,
      Halifax, NS - Adieu l'Acadie, Hello Alberta/Quand le soleil se lève à
      l'Ouest
    - Connell Smith - CBC Radio, Saint John, NB - The Whale Odyssey
    - Steve Sutherland - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Seeing the Forest for the
      Trees

    Enterprise Reporting - Television

    - Stacey Baillie - Global Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS - Nowhere to Go
    - Catherine Harrop - CBC TV, Moncton, NB - Access Denied
    - Chris O'Neill-Yates - CBC TV, St. John's, NL - The Secret Life of
      Dr. Chandra

    Continuing Coverage - Print

    - Quentin Casey - The Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Prescription
      for Care
    - Carole Morris - The Valley Today, Windsor, NS - Chris Parks' Suspicious
      Death
    - Michael Tutton - Canadian Press, Halifax, NS - Cormorant Helicopter
      Crash Aftermath

    Continuing Coverage - Radio

    - Susan Aitken - CBC Radio, Bathurst, NB - Not Yet Dead
    - CBC Cape Breton - CBC Radio, Sydney, NS - Outmigration
    - CBC Fredericton - CBC Radio, Fredericton, NB - McFitness

    Continuing Coverage - Television

    - Andy Campbell - CTV News, Fredericton, NB - Despres Trial
    - Jacqueline Foster - Global Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS - The Choking Game
    - Chris O'Neil-Yates - CBC TV, St. John's, NL - Zachary

    Feature Writing - Print

    - Pam Pardy-Ghent - The Independent, St. John's, NL - I'll Suck It Up
    - Lezlie Lowe - The Coast Magazine, Halifax, NS - Living With HIV/AIDS
    - Robert Plowman - The Coast Magazine, Halifax, NS - I Was an Internet
      Addict
    - Susan Rendell - The Independent, St. John's, NL - Sex and the City

    Feature Writing - Radio

    - Peter Anawati / Shaun Waters - CBC Radio, Fredericton, NB - The Two
      Lives of Denise
    - Curtis Rumbolt / Chris Brookes, Battery Radio (Aired on CBC) -
      St. John's, NL - What We Might Have Been
    - Myfanwy Davies / Christina Harnett - CBC Radio, Fredericton,
      NB - Julie, Meet Randy

    Feature Writing - Television

    - David Cochrane - CBC TV, St. John's, NL - 911 Special
    - Phonse Jessome - CBC TV, Halifax, NS - Bedford Night
    - Norma Lee MacLeod - CBC TV, Halifax, NS - Robin Tomah

    Atlantic Magazine Article

    - Trevor J. Adams - East Coast Living, Halifax, NS - The Unchanging
      Islands
    - Barry Boyce - Shambhala Sun, Halifax, NS - Who Does God Vote For?
    - John Demont / Kevin Yarr/ Wes Reid - Saltscapes, Dartmouth, NS - The
      Country Connection

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Cover

    - Halifax Magazine - Halifax, NS - Sept/Oct 2006
    - Saltscapes - Dartmouth, NS - July/Aug 2006
    - Shambhala Sun - Halifax, NS - January 2006

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article

    - Rob Antle - Saltscapes, Dartmouth, NS - The Story Teller
    - Janice Landry - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - The Pie
      Man
    - Phillip Lee - Saltscapes, Dartmouth, NS - Man of a Thousand Songs

    Sports Reporting

    - Deanne Fleet - CBC TV, St. John's, NL - Gushue History
    - Monty Mosher - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Fighting Within the
      Rules - Buddy Askri
    - Matthew Wuest - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Regrettable for the
      Kid

    Arts & Entertainment Reporting

    - Angela Antle / Ramona Dearing - CBC Radio, St. John's, NL - Socket
    - Phillip Lee - Saltscapes, Dartmouth, NS - Ron Hynes
    - Jim Reyno - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Diddley

    Commentary

    - Alec Bruce - Here Magazine, Saint John, NB - For Sale: One Prosperity
      Plan; Only One Driver
    - Ryan Cleary - The Independent, St. John's, NL - A Fishing Story
    - Kate Kerr - CBC Radio, Saint John, NB - Same Sex Marriage

    VideoJournalist

    - Andy Campbell - CTV News, Fredericton, NB - Show of Work
    - Paul Palmeter - Global Maritimes, Dartmouth, NS - Show of Work

    Spot News Photojournalism - Print

    - André Forget - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Takedown
    - Tim Krochak - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Is Anybody Out There?
    - Scott McIntyre - The Cape Breton Post, Sydney, NS - Deer
    - Ryan Taplin - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Paula Gallant Funeral

    Spot News Photojournalism - Television

    - Denis Butler - CBC TV, Fredericton, NB - Reaching Atlantica
    - Roger Cosman - CBC TV, Fredericton, NB - Blogger Trial

    Feature Photojournalism - Print

    - Noel Chenier - The Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Grave Digger
    - Darren Pittman - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Pipelines
    - Ryan Taplin - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Intranslation

    Feature Photojournalism - Television

    - Kevin Barnett - CBC TV, Halifax, NS - Gambia Connection
    - Paul Creelman - CTV News, Halifax, NS - Sail Away
    - Paul Creelman - CTV News, Halifax, NS - Brock's Big Day
    - Jacques Giguère - Radio-Canada, Moncton, NB - Moutons des Iles Tusket

    Editorial Cartooning

    - Michael de Adder - The Daily News, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Bruce MacKinnon - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Greg Perry - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Show of Work

    The Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award

    - James Keller - Canadian Press, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Kristen Lipscombe - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Show of Work
    - Nathan White - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Show of Work
    




For further information:

For further information: Rick Vidito, Atlantic Journalism Awards,
Project Coordinator, (902) 425-2727, office@AJAs.ca, www.AJAs.ca

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