Awards

Announcing the Winner of the 2023-2024 Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship!

2024-05-02T18:29:09-04:00

As the Investintech-CAJ journalism scholarship ends each year, we’re always impressed by the data-driven stories being submitted. The journalism talent and quality of work seen from college and university students continues to grow. And this year is no exception as we announce the 2023-2024 winner. The Selection Jury has reviewed the eligible submissions and, after careful consideration, selected a recipient for the fifth annual Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship. We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of the scholarship this year is: Sonia Persaud Congratulations, Sonia! Sonia is a student at Western University in London, Ontario, working towards a Bachelor’s degree [...]

Announcing the Winner of the 2023-2024 Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship!2024-05-02T18:29:09-04:00

Canadian Association of Journalists announces finalists for this year’s top investigative journalism awards competition

2024-05-22T21:08:15-04:00

OTTAWA, ON., April 16, 2024 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to share the list of finalists for its 2023 awards competition. Recipients in each category will be announced at the awards gala scheduled for June 1, 2024 at the Toronto Public Library’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. The gala is the CAJ’s signature event that concludes the CAJ’s 2024 national conference: Journalism and How To Survive It. “In a time when journalism is so frequently brought under assault by those who seek to undermine the public’s right to know, this year’s CAJ Awards finalists showcase [...]

Canadian Association of Journalists announces finalists for this year’s top investigative journalism awards competition2024-05-22T21:08:15-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Awards program

2023-12-04T11:04:04-05:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2023 / CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted for its CAJ Awards program, Canada’s preeminent national journalism investigative awards program.  This year’s CAJ Awards program features 19 categories and rewards journalistic excellence published across multiple platforms. There are special awards for journalism produced on specific topics, including: environment and climate change, labour, and human rights.  For this year’s competition, the CAJ is happy to announce it is introducing a new category: Community Written Feature, which recognizes narrative longform journalism by local or regional outlets. The 2023 [...]

The Canadian Association of Journalists is now accepting nominations for its 2023 Awards program2023-12-04T11:04:04-05:00

The Fifth Annual Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship for 2023-2024 Is Now Open

2023-11-16T12:02:50-05:00

We’ve got great news for all you aspiring journalists out there! We're thrilled to announce the launch of the fifth Investintech - CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship, and applications are now being accepted for the 2023-2024 academic year.This scholarship is a great opportunity for post-secondary Canadian students who are interested in a career in journalism. With prizes to help you, the budding journalist, both financially and with opportunities for your career, the scholarship offers you a head start in the journalism industry.Got journalistic work that you’re proud of? Wondering if you have what it takes to be a data journalist? Apply today!Everything you need [...]

The Fifth Annual Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship for 2023-2024 Is Now Open2023-11-16T12:02:50-05:00

Full disclosure: Prince George selected as most secretive municipality in Canada

2023-11-13T15:09:36-05:00

TORONTO, ONT., June 27, 2023 /CNW/ - The City of Prince George, B.C., has been selected as the municipal winner of the 2022 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy. The award highlights the city’s repeated and devastating failures to effectively conduct the public’s business in public by transparently sharing information about how taxpayer dollars are spent on city projects and operations.  “There is a clear pattern of behaviour in Prince George that cannot be allowed to fester any longer,” said Brent Jolly, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).  “The continued campaign against transparency paints [...]

Full disclosure: Prince George selected as most secretive municipality in Canada2023-11-13T15:09:36-05:00

Announcing the 2023 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellows

2023-06-22T13:30:46-04:00

OTTAWA – The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are thrilled to announce the laureates of the 2023 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. The 2023 winners are: Violette Cantin (Montréal, Québec) for her story La sobriété énergétique lyonnaise, à l’image de celle de l’Union européenne, which paints a human portrait of the effects of the European energy-saving policy on everyday life. One can feel the shiver as she writes about people pulling on an extra layer to stay warm, and business owners turning off all lights at the close of their day. Ms. Cantin demonstrates great storytelling and reporting skills. [...]

Announcing the 2023 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellows2023-06-22T13:30:46-04:00

Justice served in secret is a dangerous precedent: Quebec criminal court system under spotlight for holding ‘phantom trial’

2023-11-13T15:10:30-05:00

TORONTO, ONT., June 13, 2023 /CNW/ - Quebec’s criminal court system has been selected as the provincial winner of the 2022 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy after it was revealed to have held a secret trial involving a police informant, which was only later revealed in a judgment by the province’s court of appeal after the accused appealed their conviction.  Details of the initial trial, now commonly referred to as ‘the phantom trial’, were first reported by Vincent Larouche, an investigative journalist with La Presse. The reporting indicated that the trial had no docket number [...]

Justice served in secret is a dangerous precedent: Quebec criminal court system under spotlight for holding ‘phantom trial’2023-11-13T15:10:30-05:00

It’s not a secret anymore: Canada Border Services nabs national dis-honour

2023-11-13T15:11:23-05:00

TORONTO, ONT., May. 30, 2023 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has been recognized as the federal winner in the 2022 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy for its failure to disclose basic information about how the controversy-laden ArriveCan app’s cost to taxpayers ballooned beyond figures disclosed in original public cost estimates.  According to an analysis conducted by The Globe and Mail, the pandemic-era public health app cost taxpayers more than $54 million, an amount that was nearly double the amount previously estimated.  In addition to the lack of clarity regarding the project’s bloated [...]

It’s not a secret anymore: Canada Border Services nabs national dis-honour2023-11-13T15:11:23-05:00

Time’s up, game’s over: Toronto Police Service recognized with 2022 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievements in Government Secrecy

2023-11-13T15:13:37-05:00

TORONTO, ONT., May. 17, 2023 - The Toronto Police Service (TPS) has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy, in the law enforcement category, for its repeated efforts to block journalists from accessing information needed to hold tax-payer funded agencies accountable.  “Over the past year, the TPS has repeatedly engaged reporters in many contemptible ‘cat and mouse’-style games that are unbefitting of a modern government agency striving for transparency,” said Brent Jolly, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ). “When brought together, the repeated efforts by the TPS [...]

Time’s up, game’s over: Toronto Police Service recognized with 2022 Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievements in Government Secrecy2023-11-13T15:13:37-05:00

Congratulations to the CAJ 2022 Awards recipients!

2023-11-13T15:14:22-05:00

VANCOUVER, April 15, 2023 – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. This included presenting the McGillivray Award, recognizing the program’s best investigative journalism published or broadcast in 2022, to Grant Robertson, for his entry titled “Inside Hockey Canada’s Secret Funds: The hidden use of registration fees in sexual assault settlements,” published by The Globe and Mail. Robertson’s tenacious work exposed how every player who paid fees to one of Canada’s richest national sport organizations unknowingly contributed to a fund used to settle sexual assault complaints [...]

Congratulations to the CAJ 2022 Awards recipients!2023-11-13T15:14:22-05:00
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