Congratulations to the CAJ Awards finalists

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(xx)Announcement of the Regional Television award finalists included.

TORONTO, May 17 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual awards for outstanding journalism in Canada for 2009.

Please note that at this time the judging is not complete. We are awaiting results for the regional television category.

The winning entry in each category will receive a $500 cash prize. The winners in each category will be announced May 29, 2010, at the CAJ Awards Banquet in Montreal.

The Don McGillivray Award for the best 'overall' investigative report for 2009 will also be announced at the awards banquet.

Please note that the media outlet listed is where the finalist worked at the time his or her entry was broadcast/published or where the particular entry was broadcast/published.

    
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    The finalists in the OPEN NEWSPAPER/WIRE SERVICE (circulation
    (greater than)25,000) category are:

    Linda Gyulai
    The Water Meter Series
    The Gazette

    David Bruser
    War at Home
    The Toronto Star

    Tim Bousquet
    Everyone Loses Under the City's Property Tax Plan
    The Coast

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    The finalists in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category are:

    Gordon Hoekstra
    Downtown Fix
    Prince George Citizen

    Michel Gorman
    Housing Crisis Hits Yarmouth
    Yarmouth Vanguard

    Byron Christopher
    The Running Man
    Freelancer (The Tribune, Campbelltown, NB.)

    Elliot Ferguson
    Tori is Missing
    Woodstock Sentinel Review

    Steve Bonspiel
    Highway 207 Recycling
    The Eastern Door

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    The finalists in the OPEN TELEVISION (greater than 5 minutes) category
    are:

    Bob McKeown and Oleh Rumak
    Death online
    CBC News: the fifth estate

    Hana Gartner and Marie Caloz
    Riding on Risk
    CBC News: the fifth estate

    Mellissa Fung and Lynn Burgess
    Canada's Ugly Secret
    CBC News: The National

    Robert Osborne, Victor Malarek, Patti-Ann Finlay, Anton Koschany, Brett
     Mitchell
    Beyond Justice
    CTV W5

    Marleen Trotter, Sue Sgambati, Sarah Stevens, Anton Koschany
    Hot on the Trail
    CTV W5

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    The finalists in the OPEN TELEVISION (Less than 5 minutes) category are:

    Lynn Burgess and Laurie Graham
    E-Health Ontario Scandal
    CBC News: The National

    Gillian Findlay, Lynn Burgess, Nathan Crocker, Tony Marchitto, Don Chung
    OLG Windsor Cost Overruns
    CBC News: The National

    Harvey Cashore, Gillian Findlay, Angela Gilbert, Nathan Crocker, Steve
     Desousa, Doug Husby, Tony Marchitto, Greg McArthur
    RBC Tax Evasion
    CBC News: The National/The Globe and Mail

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    (xx)The finalists in the REGIONAL TELEVISION category are:

    Alex Freedman and Vera-Lynn Kubinec
    Furnasman
    CBC News: Winnipeg

    Kathy Tomlinson and Enza Uda
    Disgraced Doctor
    CBC News: Vancouver

    Chris O'Neill-Yates
    Who's Minding the Kids
    CBC news: Newfoundland

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    The finalists in the OPEN RADIO NEWS/CURRENT AFFAIRS category are:

    Tina Pittaway and Neil Sandell
    Risky Business
    CBC Radio One

    Margaret Evans
    The Day The Music Died
    CBC Radio News

    Deanne Fleet
    Bishop Porn
    CBC Radio St John's

    Gino Harel
    Cancer du Sein: Transparence Mise en Doute
    Radio Canada

    Teddy Katz
    The Fight Isn't Over
    CBC National Radio News

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    The finalists in the CAJ/Marketwire COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING (CAR)
    category are:

    Glen McGregor and Stephen Maher
    Dangling the Dollars
    The Ottawa Citizen/Chronicle Herald

    Glen McGregor
    Overserved
    The Ottawa Citizen

    Robert Cribb and Lois Kalchman
    Minor Hockey; Major Problems
    The Toronto Star

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    The finalists in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category are:

    Louie Palu
    The Front Line
    Zuma Press

    Darryl Dyck
    Photo Portfolio
    Freelancer (The Canadian Press)

    Elliot Ferguson
    Tori is Missing
    Woodstock Sentinel-Review

    Steve Russell
    Photo Portfolio
    The Toronto Star

    Ted Rhodes
    Photo Portfolio
    Calgary Herald

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    The finalists in the MAGAZINE category are:

    Michael Friscolanti
    After the Detention, A Betrayal
    Maclean's

    Roxanne Gregory
    Woodlands Survivors Seek Settlement
    The Georgia Strait

    Michael Friscolanti
    This Land is My Land
    Maclean's

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    The finalists in the FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY category are:

    Maureen Brosnahan
    The Least of These
    CBC Radio

    Jennifer Green
    We Pray to the Same God
    The Ottawa Citizen

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    The finalists in the SCOOP category are:

    Alison Crawford
    Bishop Lahey
    CBC National Radio News

    Elizabeth Thompson
    Feds Sell Historic Silver
    Sun Media

    Harvey Cashore, Lynn Burgess, Gillian Findlay, Angela Gilbert, Nathan
     Crocker, Doug Husby, Tony Marchitto, Steve Desousa, Greg McArthur
    RBC Tax Evasion
    CBC News: The National/The Globe and Mail

    Gillian Findlay, Bruce Livesey, Joseph Loiero, Steve Desousa, Tony
     Marchitto
    Nortel Secret Bonuses
    CBC News

    Kim Trynacity
    Environmental Cleanup
    CBC News - Edmonton

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    The finalists in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category are:

    John Vennavally-Rao
    Metro Storms
    CTV News

    Peter Gullage/CBC St. John's Newsroom
    Cougar Helicopter Crash
    CBC News Newfoundland and Labrador

    Glen McGregor
    I Thought They Were Dead
    The Ottawa Citizen

    Eric Rankin
    Jericho Assault
    CBC News Vancouver

    Margaret Evans
    War in Gaza
    CBC Radio

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    The finalists in the PRINT FEATURE category are:

    Matthieu Aikins
    Unembedded in Afghanistan
    The Coast

    Carly Weeks
    Under Pressure
    The Globe and Mail

    Denise Davy
    One in Five- Canada's Mental Health Crisis
    The Hamilton Spectator

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    The finalists for the CAJ/CNW Student Award of Excellence are:

    David Karp
    $117 Million of Prime Toxic Land
    McMaster University

    Colin Parrott, Katie May, Zeb Quereshi, John Packman, Tony Ferguson,
     Breanne McAdam, Vivian Belik, Zander Brosky, Stephany Tlalka, Terrence
     McEachern, David Olsen, Steve Davis, Kathleen Hunter
    Toxic Legacy
    University of King's College

    Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
    No Justice for Tiffany Morrison
    Concordia University
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Congratulations to all our finalists. Your work has been outstanding and we thank you for entering.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with around 900 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

For further information: For further information: John Dickins, Executive Director, CAJ Contact via e-mail: canadianjour@magma.ca


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