MONCTON, NB, Nov. 8 /CNW/ - After hosting its first Canadian Association
of Journalists National Writers' Symposium, New Brunswick re-formed its
provincial chapter of the CAJ.
Journalists from as far as away as Alberta and Halifax met in Moncton
this past weekend for the symposium, which was followed by a New Brunswick
Pulitzer Prize winner Jacqui Banaszynski, New Brunswick journalist and
author Jacques Poitras, Canadian Press defence reporter Murray Brewster and
CanWest News Service editor Jack Branswell were among the weekend's speakers.
"Training of this calibre is a valuable asset for New Brunswick reporters
and editors," said Telegraph-Journal reporter Nathan White, who was elected
president of the New Brunswick chapter. "The only disappointment was that more
people weren't on hand to take advantage. The new executive would like to
build momentum here in the province, and encourage journalists to help sharpen
each other's skills."
The new executive also includes vice-president Charlene LaBillois of
Migmawei Mawiomi Secretariat and secretary-treasurer Glenna Hanley, a
Fredericton-based freelance writer. They will be seeking input and ideas from
journalists around the province, with an eye to planning regional social and
professional development events.
The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization
with some 1,500 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary role is to provide
public-interest advocacy and high quality professional development for its
For further information:
For further information: Nathan White, president, CAJ NB, (506)