Congratulations to the CAJ Awards finalists - Revised version



    TORONTO, April 16 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is
pleased to announce the finalists for its annual awards for outstanding
investigative journalism in Canada for 2007.
    The winning entry in each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize.
Finalists listed below are arranged by media outlet in alphabetical order. The
winners in each category will be announced May 24, 2008, at the CAJ Awards
Banquet in Edmonton.
    The Don McGillivray Award for the best 'overall' investigative report for
2007 will also be announced at the awards banquet.
    Please note that the media outlet listed is where the finalist worked at
the time their entry was broadcast/published or where the particular entry was
broadcast/published.

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

    Dene Moore, Alison Auld, Dick Meissner, Steve Mertl, Stephanie Levitz
    Missing Lives
    -------------
    The Canadian Press

    Greg McArthur
    Brian Mulroney: The Payments and the Tax Man
    --------------------------------------------
    Globe and Mail

    Gary Dimmock and Greg McArthur
    The Secret Agent Who Conned the Mounties
    ----------------------------------------
    The Ottawa Citizen and the Globe and Mail

    Kevin Donovan, David Bruser, Andrew Bailey
    Give and Take
    -------------
    The Toronto Star

    Dale Brazao, Robert Cribb, Andrew Bailey
    Dirty Little Secrets
    --------------------
    The Toronto Star

    The finalists in the COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER category are:

    Brian Whitwham
    Firestarter
    -----------
    Guelph Mercury

    Gordon Hoekstra
    Clearing the Air
    ----------------
    Prince George Citizen

    Stacy O'Brien
    Desperate Times
    ---------------
    Lethbridge Herald

    Heather Rivers and Elliot Ferguson
    Poverty in Prosperity's Shadow
    ------------------------------
    Woodstock Sentinel-Review

    Tina Comeau, Carla Allen, Michael Gorman, Eric Bourque, Fred Hatfield
    After the Crash
    ---------------
    Yarmouth Vanguard

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

    Neil Docherty
    Darfur: On Our Watch
    --------------------
    CBC

    David Ridgen
    Mississippi Cold Case
    ---------------------
    CBC

    Linden MacIntyre, Harvey Cashore, Timothy Sawa
    Brian Mulroney: The Unauthorized Chapter
    ----------------------------------------
    CBC News - the fifth estate

    Brett Mitchell, Victor Malarek, Patti-Ann Finlay
    Off the Rails
    -------------
    CTV W-FIVE

    Jeff Silverstein, Robert Osborne, Alan Fryer
    Murders in Mexico
    -----------------
    CTV W-FIVE

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

    Paul Hunter
    Lost Canadians
    --------------
    CBC News-The National

    Vera-Lynn Kubinec and Alex Freedman
    Lemon Cars
    ----------
    CBC News

    Graham Richardson
    Prison Suicide
    --------------
    CTV

    Ioanna Roumeliotis and Melanie Glanz
    Skin Deep
    ---------
    CBC News - The National

    Timothy Sawa, Katherine Wilson, Jo Lynn Sheane
    Mercury in Canned Tuna
    ----------------------
    CBC News Manitoba

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

    Conway Fraser and Megan Thomas
    Dining in the Dark
    ------------------
    CBC Radio

    Kim Kierans and Dick Miller
    Rising From the Ashes
    ---------------------
    CBC Radio

    Maureen Matthews and Dave Redel
    Memegwesiwag
    ------------
    CBC Radio

    Susanne Reber, Karen Pauls, Gary Symons
    So You Think You're Canadian
    ----------------------------
    CBC Radio

    Gino Harel
    a qui confiez-vous vos yeux?
    Radio-Canada

    The finalists in the CAJ/CCNMatthews COMPUTER-ASSISTED REPORTING (CAR)
category are:

    Jim Bronskill and Sue Bailey
    Cooperate With Us and You Will Not Be Stunned
    ---------------------------------------------
    The Canadian Press

    Kevin Donovan, David Bruser, Andrew Bailey
    Give and Take
    -------------
    The Toronto Star

    Dale Brazao, Robert Cribb, Andrew Bailey
    Dirty Little Secrets
    --------------------
    The Toronto Star

    Glen McGregor
    Rapid Fire
    ----------
    The Ottawa Citizen

    Glen McGregor
    The Hornet's Sting
    ------------------
    The Ottawa Citizen

    The finalists in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category are:

    Ryan Jackson
    Photo Portfolio
    ---------------
    The Edmonton Journal

    John Lucas
    Photo Portfolio
    ---------------
    The Edmonton Journal

    Paul Daly
    Photo Essay
    -----------
    The Independent- St. John's

    Darryl Dyck
    Photo Portfolio
    ---------------
    The Edmonton Sun

    The finalists in the MAGAZINE category are:

    Jeremy Klaszus
    Down the River
    --------------
    Alberta Views

    Robert Irwin, Don Stoneman, Mary Baxter
    Faith in Arlan Galbraith, Ontario's Pigeon King
    -----------------------------------------------
    Better Farming Magazine

    Alex Roslin
    The 1,000- Mile Diet
    --------------------
    Canadian Geographic

    Alex Roslin
    Are BC's Bee Colonies the Latest to Die Off?
    --------------------------------------------
    The Georgia Straight

    Terry Gould
    Fall of a Super Cop
    -------------------
    Maclean's Magazine

    The finalists in the FAITH AND SPIRITUALITY category are:

    Star Weiss and Jo-Ann Roberts
    Healing the Heart
    -----------------
    CBC Radio One

    Maureen Matthews and Dave Redel
    Memegwesiwag
    ------------
    CBC Radio One

    Jeff Heinrich
    Reasonable Accomodation in Quebec
    ---------------------------------
    The Gazette

    The finalists for the CAJ/CNW Student Award of Excellence are:

    Sarah Boothroyd
    Seeing the Light
    ----------------
    Carleton University

    Sarah Boothroyd
    Sex and Politics Go Postal
    --------------------------
    Carleton University

    Mary Gazze
    Canada: Destination for Infertile Couples
    Carleton University

    David Hutton
    Taking Back Pleasant Hill
    -------------------------
    Carleton University
    

    No finalists were declared in the REGIONAL TELEVISION category.
    Congratulations to all our finalists. Your work has been outstanding and
we thank you for entering.

    The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization
with over 1,400 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public
interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.





For further information:

For further information: John Dickins, Executive Director, CAJ, (613)
526-8061, Cell phone (613) 868-5442


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