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.
AJAs Board of Directors 2019-2020
Fred Hutton Chair, VOCM - St. John’s NL
Colette Francoeur Regional Director, Radio-Canada Acadie - Moncton NB
Mark Dwyer Director, News and Current Affairs, NTV – St. John’s NL
Paul MacNeill Publisher, The Eastern Graphic – Montague PEI