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The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) was started in 1981 to honour journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland/Labrador. Close to 1,100 individual journalists have been honoured since the inception of the AJAs. Today a volunteer Board of Directors representing a wide range of news outlets directs the AJAs. The program is funded by a number of partners and contributors. Judging is conducted by independent panels of judges and the awards are presented at a gala awards ceremony in the spring.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS - February 2018

  • Glenn Deir – Chair - Journalist/Author - St. John’s NL
  • Ted Bartlett - Editorial Consultant - Moncton, NB
  • Mark Dwyer - News Director, NTV - St. John's NL
  • Tracy Kenney - Director of Communications - Atlantic Lottery - Moncton NB
  • Wendy Metcalfe - Director of Content/Editor-in-Chief, Brunswick News - Saint John NB
  • Gerry Phelan - Journalist - St. John’s NL
  • Rob Roberts - Atlantic Bureau Chief, The Canadian Press - Halifax NS
  • Colette Francoeur - Regional Director, Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton NB
  • Denise Wilson - Senior Managing Director - CBC Atlantic - Halifax NS
  • Wayne Thibodeau - Managing Editor - The Charlottetown Guardian - PEI
  • Paul MacNeill - Publisher - Eastern Graphic - PEI
  • Tara Laing - Communications Manager - Marine Atlantic - St. John's NL
  • Brian Ward - VP News Content - The Chronicle Herald - Halifax NS

Atlantic Journalism Awards Council - February 2018

  • Brenda Brown - CBC Halifax
  • Mark Campbell - News Director - Rogers Radio, - Halifax NS
  • Steve Dinn – Vice President – Business Development – Provincial Airways
  • Malcolm Fitzgerald - Sales Manager - Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
  • Megan Greenslade - Nalcor Energy – St. John’s NL
  • Jamie Irving - Vice-President Brunswick News Inc.
  • Renee MacLaughlin - Assistant to the President - Stirling Communications Ltd.
  • Darrell Mercer - Marine Atlantic – St. John’s NL
  • Sean Power – Marketing Manager – Provincial Airways - St. John's NL
  • Laurie Smith – CNW Group - Toronto
  • Tracy Taweel - Assistant Deputy Minister - Communications Nova Scotia
  • Nadine Tousignant – CNW Group - Montreal
  • Tiffany Edwards - Manager - CN Public Affairs Atlantic - Moncton NB

Atlantic Journalism Awards Contact

Bill Skerrett - Executive Director
E-mail: bmskerrett@aol.com
Telephone: 902.478.6026

Natalie Clifford - Associate Director
Email: ajas.natalie@gmail.com
Telephone: 902.240.4080

AJAs Office
Email: office@AJAs.ca
Website: www.AJAs.ca

Mail/Courier
46 Swanton Drive
Dartmouth, NS B2W 2C5 

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The Atlantic Journalism Awards has been a continuous annual celebration of journalistic excellence and achievement in Atlantic Canada since 1981. It is now managed by a volunteer industry board of directors representing print and broadcast news organizations. Contact Bill Skerrett at the AJAs office: (Tel) 902-478-6026; (Email) office@AJAs.ca