Congratulations to the CAJ Awards finalists

TORONTO, May 13 /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
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           The Gazette

           David Bruser
           War at Home
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           The Toronto Star

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

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    The finalists in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category are:

           Gordon Hoekstra
           Downtown Fix
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           Prince George Citizen

           Michel Gorman
           Housing Crisis Hits Yarmouth
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           Yarmouth Vanguard

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

           Elliot Ferguson
           Tori is Missing
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           Woodstock Sentinel Review

           Steve Bonspiel
           Highway 207 Recycling
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           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
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           CBC News: the fifth estate

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

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

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

           Marleen Trotter, Sue Sgambati, Sarah Stevens, Anton Koschany
           Hot on the Trail
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           CTV W-FIVE

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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
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           CBC News: The National

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

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

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

           Tina Pittaway and Neil Sandell
           Risky Business
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           CBC Radio One

           Margaret Evans
           The Day The Music Died
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           CBC Radio News

           Deanne Fleet
           Bishop Porn
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           CBC Radio St John's

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

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

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

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

           Glen McGregor
           Overserved
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           The Ottawa Citizen

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

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    The finalists in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category are:

           Louie Palu
           The Front Line
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           Zuma Press

           Darryl Dyck
           Photo Portfolio
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           Freelancer (The Canadian Press)

           Elliot Ferguson
           Tori is Missing
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           Woodstock Sentinel-Review

           Steve Russell
           Photo Portfolio
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           The Toronto Star

           Ted Rhodes
           Photo Portfolio
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           Calgary Herald.

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    The finalists in the MAGAZINE category are:

           Michael Friscolanti
           After the Detention, A Betrayal
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           Maclean's

           Roxanne Gregory
           Woodlands Survivors Seek Settlement
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           The Georgia Strait

           Michael Friscolanti
           This Land is My Land
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           Maclean's

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    The finalists in the FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY category are:

           Maureen Brosnahan
           The Least of These
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           CBC Radio

           Jennifer Green
           We Pray to the Same God
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           The Ottawa Citizen

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    The finalists in the SCOOP category are:

           Alison Crawford
           Bishop Lahey
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           CBC National Radio News

           Elizabeth Thompson
           Feds Sell Historic Silver
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           Sun Media

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

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

           Kim Trynacity
           Environmental Cleanup
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           CBC News - Edmonton

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    The finalists in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category are:

           John Vennavally-Rao
           Metro Storms
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           CTV News

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

           Glen McGregor
           I Thought They Were Dead
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           The Ottawa Citizen

           Eric Rankin
           Jericho Assault
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           CBC News Vancouver

           Margaret Evans
           War in Gaza
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           CBC Radio

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    The finalists in the PRINT FEATURE category are:

           Matthieu Aikins
           Unembedded in Afghanistan
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           The Coast

           Carly Weeks
           Under Pressure
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           The Globe and Mail

           Denise Davy
           One in Five - Canada's Mental Health Crisis
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           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
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           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
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           University of King's College

           Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
           No Justice for Tiffany Morrison
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           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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