Harry Bruce wins Lifetime Achievement Award from AJAs

The Atlantic Journalism Awards have named Harry Bruce as the recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Twice a National Magazine Award winner as a writer for Atlantic Insight magazine (of which he was the founding editor, and which won 7 NMAs during its heyday in the 1980s before closing in 1989), Harry Bruce began his career with the Ottawa Journal in 1955, before moving on to stints with Maclean’s, The Canadian and Saturday Night (the latter as managing editor) before returning to his maritime roots to launch Atlantic Insight.

He’s also the author of twenty books of non-fiction, twice winning the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary Award for best non-fiction book by a Nova Scotian. Read more about Harry at the AJA website, including testimonials from Robert Fulford, Dawn Chafe, Stephen Kimber and others.

Harry will be recognized at the annual Atlantic Journalism Awards gala on May 11 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.

Related post: Atlantic Journalism Awards finalists announced

Atlantic Journalism Awards finalists announced

The annual Atlantic Journalism Awards gala will be held on Saturday, May 11 at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. The finalists were announced last week, and the magazine nominees include Herald Magazine, Saltscapes, Progress, East Coast Living, Atlantic Salmon Journal, CBC Maritime Magazine, and Atlantic Business Magazine.

The 3 finalists for the coveted award of Best Magazine Cover are:

East Coast Living, Summer 2012
East Coast Living, Summer 2012
Saltscapes, January/Feburary 2012
Saltscapes, January/Feburary 2012
Atlantic Salmon Journal, December 2012
Atlantic Salmon Journal, December 2012

In the category for best Atlantic Magazine Article, the three finalists are:

  • John DeMont, Herald Magazine, “Does Nova Scotia Get the Government it Deserves?”
  • Marjorie Simmins, Progress Magazine, “To the Manor Born”
  • Martin Silverstone, Atlantic Salmon Journal,  “Atlantic Salmon to the End”

And for best Magazine Profile Article, the nominees are:

  • John DeMont, Herald Magazine, “Graham Day”
  • Martin Silverstone, Atlantic Salmon Journal, “River Princess”
  • Paul McLeod, Herald Magazine, “Kathy Dunderdale’s Revolution”

Check out all the finalists here. Winners will be announced on May 11.

Atlantic Journalism Awards accepting submissions until Feb 4

The annual Atlantic Journalism Awards are open for submissions, with a deadline of Monday February 4. The AJAs honour excellence in print, online and broadcast journalism by media outlets in Atlantic Canada.

There are 3 categories specifically for magazines:

  • Atlantic Magazine Article
  • Atlantic Magazine – Best Cover
  • Atlantic Magazine – Best Profile Article

Content from magazines may also enter the general “Print” categories and the “Reporting” categories. View the full list of categories.

The winners will be announced at the annual Atlantic Journalism Awards dinner, Saturday May 11, 2013, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel. Last year’s winner for Best Cover went to Atlantic Business (left).

For more information visit ajasonline.org.

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