VANCOUVER, May 11, 2014 /CNW/ - The dogged and determined work of CTV News parliamentary bureau's Robert Fife into the Senate expenses scandal has taken Canada's top prize for investigative journalism.
Fife's entry was selected as the best from among the recipients in the investigative categories of the 2013 CAJ Awards, presented Saturday evening by CBC Radio One host Stephen Quinn at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver. The award is named after Don McGillivray, longtime and founding member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.
In an acceptance video, Fife thanked his colleagues, CTV's media lawyer and his sources for their support throughout his work on the file. Earlier in the evening, Fife had received the open broadcast news award.
The recipients in all categories of the 2013 awards program are below.
The recipients in the OPEN MEDIA category are:
Selena Ross, Frances Willick
The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax
Senate Expenses Scandal
The recipient in the COMMUNITY MEDIA category is:
David P. Ball
Cross-Border Coal War
The recipients in the OPEN BROADCAST FEATURE category are:
Garth Mullins, Lisa Hale, Yvonne Gall
The Imaginary Albino
CBC Radio One – Ideas
The recipient in the OPEN BROADCAST NEWS category is:
Senate Under Scrutiny
The recipient in the COMMUNITY BROADCAST category is:
Behind Prison Walls
CTV News – Kitchener
The recipients in the CAJ / MARKETWIRED DATA JOURNALISM AWARD are:
Andrew McIntosh, Kinia Adamczyk
De L'Aide Sociale, Même En Prison
Agence QMI / Journal de Montréal - Bureau d'enquête
The recipients in the ONLINE MEDIA category are:
Amber Hildebrandt, Michael Pereira, Ian Johnson, Eric Foss
CBC News – Online
The recipient in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:
The Canadian Press
The recipient in the SCOOP category is:
Senate Expense Scandal
The recipient in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:
CBC News Network
The recipient in the TEXT FEATURE category is:
Veteran Says Sacrifice Being Demeaned
Huffington Post Canada
The recipients in the JHR / CAJ AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING are:
Mark Kelley, Lysanne Louter, Tarannum Kamlani, Aileen McBride
Made in Bangladesh
CBC News – The Fifth Estate
The recipients in the CWA CANADA / CAJ AWARD FOR LABOUR REPORTING are:
Kathy Tomlinson, Raj Ahluwalia
RBC Foreign Workers
CBC News – The National
Canada's Temporary Foreign Workers Controversy: Years in the Making
The recipients in the CAJ / CNW GROUP STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE are:
Allison Drinnan, Anna Brooks
Into the Shadows: An Inside Look at Alberta's Sex Trade Industry
Calgary Journal / Mount Royal University
Consistent with information in the entry package, judges had the discretion to name between one and five finalists in each award category. There were a total 213 entries for the 2013 awards program.
Congratulations to all our recipients. Your work has been outstanding and once again proves the value of why journalism matters. We thank you for entering.
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SOURCE: Canadian Association of Journalists
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