ProjetJ reporter nominated for Quebec independent journalism award

TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation would like to congratulate ProjetJ reporter Anne Caroline Desplanques on her nomination in the Audio/Video Reporting category of les Grands prix du journalisme indépendant for her story Lock-out au JdeM: quel impact sur le moral des troupes?

For the story, Anne Caroline interviewed three Journal de Montreal journalists about the effects of a 21-month-long lockout on their personal and professional lives. On January 24, 2009, the management of the JdeM locked out its unionized staff. It continued to publish with the use of strikebreakers, managers, and wire services until the union voted to accept a deal on February 26, 2011.

Anne Caroline has been reporting, writing and editing for ProjetJ since the summer of 2010, having previously worked at various news media organizations including Radio-Canada, La Presse and CIBL Radio Montréal. Most recently she was the Business and Technology reporter at

Les Grands prix du journalisme indépendant is an awards program that aims to celebrate the quality of independent journalism produced in Quebec, including written press, radio, television, photojournalism and editorial illustration. The awards are an initiative of the Association of the independent journalists of Quebec (AJIQ). The winners will be announced at awards gala on June 2 in Montreal.

Congratulations and good luck, Anne Caroline!

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

Heather McCall
Program Manager
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