OTTAWA, Feb. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists
reminds journalists that only a week remains to submit entries for the
2011 CAJ Awards program, featuring Canada's top investigative
journalism award, the Don McGillivray Award.
The deadline for entries is Feb. 8.
Full information on how to enter the CAJ Awards, including entry forms
to submit entries by mail is now posted on the Awards section of our website. The deadline for the Student Award of Excellence remains unchanged at
Feb. 28, 2012.
New for this year, the program includes two new awards through
partnerships with leading Canadian media organizations. The CAJ is
partnering with jhr to offer the jhr / CAJ Award for Human Rights
Reporting and is also partnering with CWA Canada and its largest local
the Canadian Media Guild to offer the CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour
"The CAJ awards program allows us to celebrate the best in Canadian
journalism across all media," CAJ president Hugo Rodrigues said. "Our
new awards broaden that reach, adding human rights and labour reporting
to the cadre of work we will gather to celebrate as part of our annual
The CAJ Awards finalists will be announced in late March or early April,
with the winners announced at the CAJ conference banquet and awards
gala. Registration for the annual conference is open as are ticket sales for the gala.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for
journalists from all media, representing almost 600 members across the
country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide public-interest
advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president - 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680, firstname.lastname@example.org
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