The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada published or broadcast in 2016. Check out the full list of winners!

We also handed out the Code of Silence award to Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and the CAJ Charles Bury Award to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.


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We were so excited for this year’s national conference on April 28-29 in Ottawa. As journalism continues to take a hit, with layoffs piling up and continued attacks on press freedom, we know it's not easy in Canadian newsrooms. And we also know this:


So we rallied in Ottawa. Our delgates and presenters collaborated on valuable discussions on press freedom, freelancing, interviewing, data, ethics and more—and they networked throughout.

If you missed the conference, check out the #CAJ17 page and browse the liveblogs we offered for every single session.


Code of Silence Award 2017

Canada's most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada OTTAWA / Oct. 18 / CNW — Ottawa's point-man on access-to-information reform, Treasury Board President Scott Brison, is this year's first recipient of the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in govern...

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Karen Howlett: Reporting on Fentanyl Karen Howlett explains how a team of Globe and Mail journalists attempted to trace the deadly path of fentanyl from supplier to consumer— a search that would produce troubling questions about the ability of governments to get a h...

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Changes to Media magazine: A letter from David McKie

The CAJ is excited to launch a new "In the Field" digital series which will formally replace our longest running publication, Media magazine. Below, Media magazine editor and data-journalist extraordinaire, David McKie talks about the changes.  Flipping through pas...

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CAJ applauds passage of press shield law

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2017 — The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased that Parliament is set to pass Bill S-231, which strengthens protections for confidential sources of journalists. The Journalistic Sources Protection Act passed third reading at the end of September, and is expected to r...

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CAJ statement on Rebel Media

OTTAWA, Aug. 23, 2017 — Rebel Media’s conduct at Charlottesville protests and accusations of impropriety leveled at the organization from former employees have both raised questions about Rebel’s legitimacy as a news outlet, and reignited a debate about what counts as journalism in...

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Call for nominations: Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy

The Canadian Association of Journalists, the Centre for Free Expression, News Media Canada and the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression are inviting nominations for the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy. The award will be given annually in each of four categ...

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Here's how Ottawa can help local news: CAJ

OTTAWA, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ — The Canadian Association of Journalists supports several recommendations in a parliamentary committee's report on the future of local news that proactively—but non-intrusively—encourage high-quality journalism in Canada. The House ...

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Canadian newsrooms must transform themselves: CAJ

May 20, 2017 / CNW / — Canadian journalists have spent a week confronting complex debates about cultural appropriation, free expression and the underrepresentation of minority and marginalized writers in most major newsrooms. The Canadian Association of Journalists understands these issues are...

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APTN wins CAJ Charles Bury Award

OTTAWA, April 30, 2017 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists recognized the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network with the CAJ Charles Bury Award at its annual awards gala at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel on April 29. The award is given under circumstances of exceptional merit to those ...

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‘Congratulations’ to Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal!

OTTAWA, April 30, 2017 /CNW/ – The most secretive government department in Canada, as “honoured” by the Canadian Association of Journalists at its annual awards gala at the Sheraton Ottawa Hotel on April 29, is Ontario’s Office of the Fire Marshal. The winning nomination for...

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