AJAs finalists announced



    HALIFAX, April 2 /CNW/ - The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) is pleased
to announce the finalists for the 2008 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 Delta
Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton on Saturday evening, May 2, 2009.

    
    Spot News - Print

    - The Canadian Press, Halifax, NS - Bathurst Crash
    - Chris Lambie - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Boatyard Blaze
    - Beverley Ware - The Chronicle Herald, South Shore Bureau, NS - Body
      Found On Lahave Riverbank

    Spot News - Radio

    Brendan Elliott - CBC Radio, Charlottetown, PEI - Chinese Immigrant
    Sit In
    Rod Etheridge - CBC Radio, St. John's, NL - Bell Island Fire
    News 95.7 News Team, Halifax, NS - Halifax Wildfires

    Spot News - Television

    CBC Television Newsroom, Halifax, NS - Jimmy Melvin Shooting
    CBC Television Newsroom, Halifax, NS - Porters Lake Fire
    Glenn Payette - CBC Television, St. John's, NL - House Fire

    Feature Writing - Print

    - Marty Klinkenberg - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Community
      Cathedrals
    - Lois Legge - Sunday Herald, Halifax, NS - Recurring Nightmare
    - Jack MacAndrew - Saltscapes Magazine, Bedford, NS - Springhill '58

    Feature Writing - Radio

    - Rachel Cave - CBC Radio, Saint John, NB - Alien Nation - Teens and
      Screens
    - Pauline Dakin - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - The Silent Teacher
    - Mary Lynk - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Midget Mike

    Feature Writing - Television

    - Catherine Harrop - CBC Television, Fredericton, NB - A Gift Of Life
    - Liz Rigney - CTV Atlantic, Halifax, NS - Bryden's Wish
    - Pascal Poinlane / Paul Emile d'Entremont - Radio-Canada, Halifax, NS -
      Swiss Air 111: 10 Ans Après

    Continuing Coverage - Print

    - Rob Linke - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Lepreau
    - Times&Transcript Newsroom, Moncton, NB - Bathurst High Tragedy
    - Peter Walsh - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Restaurants Revealed

    Continuing Coverage - Radio

    - CBC Radio, Fredericton, NB - McKendy Murder
    - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Karissa Boudreau Disappearance
    - News 91.9 News Team, Moncton, NB - Bathurst High School Tragedy

    Continuing Coverage - Television

    - Deanne Fleet - CBC Television, St. John's, NL - Pathology Errors
    - Catherine Harrop - CBC Television, Fredericton, NB - Autism Help
    - Paul Withers - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Rosamond Luke

    Enterprise Reporting - Print

    - Mattieu Aikins - The Coast, Halifax, NS - Adam's Fall
    - Rob Antle - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Executive Decisions
    - Kelly Shiers / Chris Lambie - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS -
      Workers' Compensation

    Enterprise Reporting - Radio

    - Laura Chapin - CBC Radio, Charlottetown, PEI - Taking A Chance On Hope
    - Wendy Martin - CBC Radio, Cape Breton, NS - Eskasoni Vote Buying
    - Chris O'Neill-Yates - CBC Radio, St. John's, NL - Suicidal Teens

    Enterprise Reporting - Television

    - Robert Jones - CBC Television, Saint John, NB - Flooded Pensions
    - Chris O'Neill-Yates - CBC Television, St. John's, NL - Suicidal Teens
    - Sally Pitt - CBC Television, Charlottetown, PEI - College Complaint

    Sports Reporting - Any Medium

    - Jayson Baxter / Steve Rafuse - CTV Atlantic, Halifax, NS - Fighting In
      Hockey
    - Marty Klinkenberg - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Along For The
      Ride
    - Robin Short - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Cleary's Quest For The Cup

    Arts & Entertainment Reporting - Any Medium

    - Sue Carter Flinn - The Coast, Halifax, NS - Animal Instincts
    - Marty Klinkenberg - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - The Art Of War
    - Phlis McGregor - CBC Radio, Halifax, NS - Hand Made Shoes

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Article

    - Eleanor Beaton - Saltscapes Magazine, Bedford, NS - Giving Away The
      Farm
    - Jack MacAndrew - Saltscapes Magazine, Bedford, NS - Springhill '58
    - Sandra Phinney - Saltscapes Magazine, Bedford, NS - Full Celtic Circle

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Cover

    - Furry's Magazine, January/February 2008, Halifax, NS - Time For
      Training
    - Halifax Magazine, December 2008, Halifax, NS - New Visions For A New
      Year
    - Saltscapes Magazine, May/June 2008, Bedford, NS - Amherst Bird
      Sanctuary

    Atlantic Magazine - Best Profile Article

    - Eleanor Beaton - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - The Book
      Of John
    - Denise Flint - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Hail To The
      Chief
    - Sandra Phinney - Saltscapes Magazine, Bedford, NS - Sole To Soul

    Photojournalism Spot News - Print

    - Noel Chenier - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Fire Rescue
    - Joe Gibbons - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Dramatic Rescue Effort
    - Eric Wynne - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Three-Car Crash

    Photojournalism Spot News - Television

    - Kevin Barnett - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Ambulance Rolls
    - Bart Fraize - NTV, St. John's, NL - Tiffany Lane Fire
    - Steve Lawrence - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Soldiers Home

    Photojournalism Feature - Print

    - Keith Gosse - The Telegram, St. John's, NL - Hold Still
    - Kâté LeBlanc - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Ron Turcotte
    - Eric Wynne - The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS - Balking At Their Move

    Photojournalism Feature - Television

    - Chris Kayaniotes - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Hockey Day
    - Nathan Myatt - Eastlink Television, Halifax, NS - On Board The Amistad
    - Eric Woolliscroft - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Double Yolks

    Video Journalist - Television

    - Chris Kayaniotes - CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Show Of Work
    - William van Asperen - CBC Television, Charlottetown, PEI - Show Of Work
    - Dan MacIntosh - CTV Atlantic, New Glasgow, NS - Show Of Work

    Commentary - Any Medium

    - Alec Bruce - Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John's, NL - Is Atlantic
      Canada Truly On Its Own?
    - Marty Klinkenberg - Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB - Who Is Running
      This Place?
    - Troy Turner - The Western Star, Corner Brook, NL - Exposing Abusers For
      What They Are

    Editorial Cartooning

    - Janet Larkman - The Nova Scotia Policy Review, Bridgetown, 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

    - Zach Goudie - CBC Television, St. John's, NL - Show Of Work
    - Mari Ito, CBC Television, Halifax, NS - Show Of Work
    - Jesse Robichaud - Times&Transcript, Moncton, NB - Show Of Work
    

    Each finalist 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.

    This year, in partnership with CNW Group, the AJAs proudly presents a
series of professional development workshops being presented during the day on
May 2, 2009, at the University of Moncton. Upon completion, each workshop
attendee will receive a personalized certificate of merit suitable for
framing.

    To purchase TICKETS, and for WORKSHOPS admission and information, go to
www.AJAs.ca and click on the corresponding buttons, or call Justin at (902)
425-2727.




For further information:

For further information: Justin MacNeill, Project Coordinator, (902)
425-2727, Office@AJAs.ca; www.AJAs.ca


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