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EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN JOURNALISM HONOURED AT CAJ AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2018 CAJ Awards recipients!

WINNIPEG, May 6, 2019 / CNW / The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism.

This included presenting the McGillivray Award to Laura Kane and Aleksandra Sagan of The Canadian Press, who won the year’s top investigative prize for their entry Contagion: Edging closer to a world without antibiotics. The entry looked at the challenge of how to deal with antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can maim and kill.

Contagion was also recognized as the recipient in the Open Media category earlier in the evening.

The awards were presented at the conclusion of the 2019 CAJ conference, held at the Radisson Hotel in Winnipeg, during the awards gala MC’d by Tim Fontaine.

 

The recipients in the OPEN MEDIA category are:

 

Laura Kane, Aleksandra Sagan

Contagion: Edging closer to a world without antibiotics

The Canadian Press

 

The recipient in the COMMUNITY MEDIA category is:

 

Grant LaFleche

All the Chair’s Men

The Standard, St. Catharines, Ont.

 

The recipients in the OPEN BROADCAST FEATURE category are:

 

Julie Ireton, Jennifer Chevalier

No More Secrets

CBC News – Ottawa

 

The recipients in the OPEN BROADCAST NEWS category are:

 

Laurie Hamelin, Kathleen Martens

Unist’ot’en

APTN National News

 

The recipient in the COMMUNITY BROADCAST category is:

 

Nick Murray

Nunavut Spends

CBC News – Iqualuit

 

The recipients in the DATA JOURNALISM AWARD are:

 

David Common, Melissa Mancini, Katie Pedersen, Valerie Ouellet, David McKie

Crying Out For Care

CBC Marketplace

 

The recipients in the ONLINE MEDIA category are:

 

Jon Milton, Erin Seatter, Ethan Cox

Fireforce Ventures: unmasking the military and political operatives behind a white supremacist web store

Ricochet Media

 

The recipient in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:

 

Aaron Vincent Elkaim

It devours our land

The Narwhal

 

The recipients in the SCOOP category are:

 

Erica Johnson, Enza Uda, Alison Downie, Amar Parmar

Telling on Telcos

CBC News – Go Public

 

The recipients in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category are:

 

Team entry

Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press

 

The recipient in the TEXT FEATURE category is:

 

Amy Dempsey

Improbable Cause

The Toronto Star

 

The recipients in the JHR / CAJ AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING are:

 

Team entry

Beyond 94

CBC News – Indigenous / CBC News – Saskatchewan

 

The recipient of the JHR / CAJ EMERGING INDIGENOUS JOURNALIST AWARD is:

 

Kyle Edwards

Portfolio

Maclean’s Magazine

 

The recipients in the CWA CANADA / CAJ AWARD FOR LABOUR REPORTING are:

 

Verity Stevenson, Jaela Bernstien, Jessica Rubinger, Jean-Philippe Robillard, Daniel Boily, Antoni Nerestant, Meeker Guerrier

How a Haitian asylum seeker was swept up in a shadowy industry of temp agency work

CBC News – Montreal

 

The recipient in the APTN / CAJ RECONCILIATION AWARD is:

 

Catou MacKinnon

Portfolio

CBC News – Quebec

 

The recipients in the STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE are:

 

Amber McLinden, Rayane Sabbagh, Simran Sachar

Lost in the System

Mount Royal University, Calgary

 

Consistent with information in the entry package instructions, judges had the discretion to name between one and five finalists in each award category. There were a total 341 entries for the 2018 awards program.

The CAJ congratulates all the recipients and finalists and thanks all those who submitted entries for consideration. Many judges once again noted the excellent quality and breadth of work contained within the entries submitted into the program.

Journalists continue to produce striking, important and meaningful work that educates, informs, exposes, uncovers, affects change and makes our communities better places to live. The CAJ is proud to play a small role in recognizing the best of this work on an annual basis.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 700 members across Canada. The CAJ’s primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

For further information:

Brent Jolly, CAJ19 conference chair — cell 289-387-3179, brent@caj.ca

Karyn Pugliese, CAJ president – cell 204-995-1071, karyn@caj.ca

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