Congratulations to the CAJ Awards winners

MONTREAL, May 29 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists, Canada's only national professional organization for reporters, editors, producers and photographers, announced the winners of the annual CAJ Awards for journalism tonight at the association's Awards gala held in conjunction with its annual national conference in Montreal.

The CAJ's top award for investigative journalism in Canada, the Don McGillivray Award for Investigative Journalism, was presented to Gordon Hoekstra of the Prince George Citizen for his story Downtown Fix.

The CAJ awards are Canada's only recognition for the best in investigative journalism across the country.

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

    
    Linda Gyulai
    The Water Meter Series
    The Gazette

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    The winner in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category is:

    Gordon Hoekstra
    Downtown Fix
    Prince George Citizen

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

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

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

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

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    The winner in the REGIONAL TELEVISION category is:

    Chris O'Neill-Yates
    Who's minding the kids
    CBC News: Newfoundland

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

    Tina Pittaway and Neil Sandell
    Risky Business
    CBC Radio One

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

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

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    The winner in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:

    Louie Palu
    The Front Line
    Zuma Press

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    The winner in the MAGAZINE category is:

    Michael Friscolanti
    After the Detention, A Betrayal
    Maclean's

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    The winner in the FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY category is:

    Maureen Brosnahan
    The Least of These
    CBC Radio

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    The winner in the SCOOP category is:

    Alison Crawford
    Bishop Lahey
    CBC National Radio News

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    The winner in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:

    John Vennavally-Rao
    Metro Storms
    CTV News

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    The winner in the PRINT FEATURE category is:

    Matthieu Aikins
    Unembedded in Afghanistan
    The Coast

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    The winner for the CAJ/CNW Student Award of Excellence is:

    David Karp
    $117 Million of Prime Toxic Land
    McMaster University
    

Congratulations to all the winners of the CAJ awards.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with about 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, Cell phone (613) 868-5442


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