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The Canadian Association of Journalists is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Awards program

2022-12-02T11:47:02-05:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2022 / 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.  The CAJ Awards program features 18 categories and rewards journalistic excellence published across multiple platforms and frequencies. There are special awards for specific topics, including: environment and climate change, labour, human rights, and reconciliation.  The 2022 program will also celebrate the excellent work from student journalists, as well as recognize an emerging Indigenous journalist.    The deadline to submit entries to this year’s competition is 11:59 p.m. [...]

The Canadian Association of Journalists is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Awards program2022-12-02T11:47:02-05:00

Investintech-CAJ launch fourth annual Canadian data journalism scholarship

2022-11-25T17:49:04-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that nominations have now opened for the fourth annual Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship is aimed at supporting and recognizing post-secondary students who are interested in journalism. The winner of the scholarship will be one Canadian student whose submission shows an interest and understanding of data journalism tools and techniques. The winner will receive a one-time cash prize of $1,000 CAD, a free one-year CAJ membership, and a free registration pass to the King’s College Summer Data School in 2023 in Halifax. A selection jury made up of credible [...]

Investintech-CAJ launch fourth annual Canadian data journalism scholarship2022-11-25T17:49:04-05:00

Congratulations to the 2021 CAJ Awards Recipients!

2022-09-23T17:42:34-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism, awarded on May 28, 2022. This included presenting the McGillivray Award, recognizing the program’s best investigative journalism, to APTN News’ Brittany Guyot and Kathleen Martens. The team’s Surviving Day Schools entry used freedom-of-information and other investigative techniques to confirm that Indian Day Schools have also seen student deaths echoing the tragedy of these fatalities that had its reckoning moment in 2021 at residential schools across Canada. Earlier in the evening, Surviving Day Schools had been named the inaugural recipient in [...]

Congratulations to the 2021 CAJ Awards Recipients!2022-09-23T17:42:34-04:00

CAJ recognizes Canadian lawyers who vigorously defend media freedoms with 2021 Charles Bury Award

2022-08-25T18:42:34-04:00

MONTREAL, May 28, 2022 - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) has awarded the prestigious Charles Bury Award to the legends of Canadian lawyers who have generously provided pro-bono legal services to help uphold journalists’ rights to report on matters of significant public interest. “Over the past four decades, there have been dozens and dozens of lawyers who have answered late-night calls from CAJ presidents, who’ve gone above and beyond in their tireless support of the CAJ’s public-interest advocacy work,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “In a time when press freedom is under attack in Canada, this award pays homage [...]

CAJ recognizes Canadian lawyers who vigorously defend media freedoms with 2021 Charles Bury Award2022-08-25T18:42:34-04:00

Aastha Sethi wins Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship

2022-09-23T18:12:36-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that Aastha Sethi, a journalism student at the University of British Columbia, is this year’s winner of the CAJ-Investintech Data Journalism Scholarship. More information about Aastha and her award can be found on the investintech.com website. The CAJ thanks all applicants for taking the time to submit to this year’s scholarship and encourages it’s student members to consider applying next year. For full scholarship details see here. The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 1200 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy [...]

Aastha Sethi wins Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship2022-09-23T18:12:36-04:00

Congratulations to the 2020 CAJ Awards recipients!

2022-12-15T16:50:19-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. This included presenting the McGillivray Award to Tom Cardoso, whose Bias Behind Bars entry published in the Globe and Mail was chosen as the best from among the program’s seven investigative award-winners. His work looked into risk assessments used within Canada’s correctional system and how the data proves they are biased and support the continuation of systemic racism in our jails. Earlier in the evening, Cardoso’s work had been named the recipient in the data journalism category.  Data journalism pioneers [...]

Congratulations to the 2020 CAJ Awards recipients!2022-12-15T16:50:19-05:00

Three journalists awarded CAJ President’s Award for Wet’suwet’en coverage

2022-12-19T17:43:25-05:00

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 Bracken for their dedicated reporting and, in particular, for protecting the public's right to know how events unfolded at Wet'suwet'en. Here are the remarks on that award from CAJ president, Karyn Pugliese:  Police have been trying to keep journalists away from important stories.  We've seen this.  After events at Kanesatake in 1990, police blocked reporters from Gustafsen Lake Lake. [...]

Three journalists awarded CAJ President’s Award for Wet’suwet’en coverage2022-12-19T17:43:25-05:00

Congratulations to the 2019 CAJ Awards recipients!

2022-12-19T17:55:38-05:00

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 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 [...]

Congratulations to the 2019 CAJ Awards recipients!2022-12-19T17:55:38-05:00

Congratulations to the 2018 CAJ Awards recipients!

2022-12-19T18:07:11-05:00

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 [...]

Congratulations to the 2018 CAJ Awards recipients!2022-12-19T18:07:11-05:00

Congratulations to the 2016 CAJ Awards Winners!

2022-12-15T16:56:07-05:00

OTTAWA, April 30, 2017 /CNW/ – A front-line presentation of Fentanyl’s impact in Vancouver has been awarded the Canadian Association of Journalists’ Don McGillivray Award. The Don McGillivray Award is presented to the piece submitted to the CAJ’s annual awards program that a panel of judges felt best exemplified the top investigative journalism completed by Canadian media in the 2016 calendar year. Candidates for this award were drawn from the seven recipients of the CAJ Awards’ investigative categories. Travis Lupick and Amanda Siebert of the Georgia Straight won the 2016 McGillivray Award, for their work showcasing the impact this dangerous [...]

Congratulations to the 2016 CAJ Awards Winners!2022-12-15T16:56:07-05:00
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