Atlantic Journalism Award winners announced

“Rise of Generation Plus”; March 2011 cover of Atlantic Business Magazine won Gold

This weekend in Fredericton the winners of the 2012 Atlantic Journalism Awards were revealed. In the three magazine-only categories, Nova Scotia Open to the World won Gold for best article, Saltscapes won gold for best profile, and Atlantic Business Magazine won gold for best cover.

Atlantic Business Magazine also won gold in Arts & Entertainment, which like other topical categories is open to all media.

The recipient of the 2011 AJA’s Lifetime Achievement Award is the late Graham W. Dennis, owner and publisher of The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS. Mr. Dennis died last year at the age of 84 after spending more than 57 years with the newspaper.

The AJAs are also remarkable for their commitment to supporting excellence in student journalism; there are nine prizes/scholarships awarded to students:

Province of Nova Scotia Scholarship
Alex Haider
Nova Scotia Community College

Province of New Brunswick Scholarship
Karissa Donkin
St. Thomas University

AJAs le Prix d’Excellence en Journalisme
Marc-André LeBlanc
l’Université de Moncton

Atlantic Lottery Achievement Award
Karissa Donkin
St. Thomas University

BellAliant Achievement Award
Alex Haider
Nova Scotia Community College

Nalcor Achievement Award
Don Kettle
College of the North Atlantic – Stephenville NL

AJAs Student Prize of Excellence
Ryan Quigley
Holland College

CNW Group Prize of Excellence
Alex Haider
Nova Scotia Community College

AJAs Student Achievement Award
Jocelyn Turner
New Brunswick Community College

Read the full list of the 2012 AJA finalists and winners.

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