The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism.

This included presenting the McGillivray Award to Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News, for his multi-part look at how one company successfully used Facebook, and fake news posts, to lure people into subscription-based services that only ended up ripping them off. BuzzFeed’s work showed how the company even used Canadian celebrities to bait people in this country, and led to Facebook taking some action and the company itself falling apart.

Earlier in the evening, Silverman’s entry had been named the recipient in the Online Media category. The McGillivray Award recognizes the best of the recipients in the CAJ Awards’ seven investigative categories.

The Charles Bury President's Award, given under circumstances of exceptional merit to those people or organizations that have made a significant contribution to Canadian journalism, was presented to Jerome Turner, Jesse Winter and Amber Bracken for their dediated reporting and, in particular, for protecting the public's right to know how events unfolded at Wet'suwet'en.

Due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CAJ Awards were presented online this year, with finalists invited to participate in a video conference that was also livestreamed on the CAJ’s Facebook page. The event was MC’d by Vicky Mochama.

 

Previous CAJ Award winners:

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Archive (coming soon!)

PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY: A VIRTUAL MENTORSHIP EVENT

An evening for journalists to ask questions and learn from four of this year's CAJ mentors. Featuring: ADRIAN HAREWOOD, co-anchor of CBC News OttawaANDREE LAU, managing editor of digital news for CBCEMMA GILCHRIST, editor-in-chief and executive director of The NarwhalMIKE DE SOUZA, managing edit...

Read More

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO CANADIAN DATA JOURNALISM SCHOLARSHIP

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce nominations have opened for the Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship awards a one-time prize of $1,000 CAD to a Canadian student who demonstrates a keen interest in data journalism. The winner will also ...

Read More

JOURNALISM STUDENT JOINS CAJ FOR AUTUMN INTERNSHIP

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Concordia University journalism student Skye Legault to the organization as the post-secondary student intern for the fall semester.  Skye will be assisting the CAJ ethics committee in their work developing best-practices fo...

Read More

36 EMERGING JOURNALISTS MATCH IN INAUGURAL CAJ MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the successful applicants of its inaugural Mentorship Program for Early-Career Journalists.  Over the coming weeks, 36 early-career journalists will learn from mentors working in radio, television, digital, and print publicat...

Read More

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAJ POST-SECONDARY INTERNSHIP

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this release incorrectly stated the application deadline as Sept.14. In fact, the application deadline is Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. ET. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is recruiting a post-secondary student to work as an intern for the upcoming fall term. Th...

Read More

APPEL DE CANDIDATURES: STAGE CAJ 2020

L’Association canadienne des journalistes (CAJ) est à la recherche d’un étudiant ou étudiante de niveau postsecondaire pour un stage à la session d’automne. Le ou la stagiaire travaillera conjointement avec le conseil d’administration de la CAJ, ses membre...

Read More

SIXTEEN TOP JOURNALISTS TO MENTOR EARLY-CAREER CAJ MEMBERS

OTTAWA, Aug 4, 2020 /CNW/ —The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2020 Mentorship Program for Early-Career Journalists.  Some of the best journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications across the country have s...

Read More

ANNOUNCING THE 2019 CAJ AWARD WINNERS

OTTAWA, May 30, 2020 / CNW / The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. This included presenting the McGillivray Award to Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News, for his multi-part look at how one co...

Read More

THREE JOURNALISTS AWARDED CAJ PRESIDENT'S AWARD FOR WET'SUWET'EN COVERAGE

Each year the Charles Bury President's Award is given under circumstances of exceptional merit to those people or organizations that have made a significant contribution to Canadian journalism. This year, the award is presented to Jerome Turner, Jesse Winter and Amber Bracke...

Read More

VICKY MOCHAMA TO HOST CAJ CYBER AWARDS CEREMONY

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce that our first-ever cyber CAJ awards ceremony will be hosted by the incredible Vicky Mochama.  Nominees are invited to attend the Zoom party and recipients will be invited to make a short acce...

Read More

Awards