OTTAWA / Nov. 22, 2019 / CNW—The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is proud to announce the inaugural Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Award. The award recognizes the work of professional journalists in Canada who have contributed to improving the public understanding and awareness of the evolving climate crisis, its symptoms, and its impact on the daily lives and well-being of citizens. 

“By making the rigour of scientific research accessible to Canadians, journalists can foster and inform ongoing dialogue on how we need to act to avoid irreversible climate-related damage,” said CAJ Awards committee co-chair Terra Tailleur. “This award seeks to spotlight exceptional work by journalists contributing to this sphere of storytelling.”

The award is open to submissions covering the spectrum of environmental reporting, including ecology, habitat, endangered species, conservation, climate change, extreme weather events, and biodiversity.

Nominations for the Climate award will open the week of December 2 with the 2019 CAJ Awards program.

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

For more information contact:

Karyn Pugliese, CAJ president

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Brent Jolly, CAJ vice-president


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