About The Atlantic Journalism Awards

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.

Hundreds of 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.

New AJAs Team

Paul MacNeill

AJAs Chair
Publisher – Island Press Ltd. Montague, PEI

2022/2023 Board of Directors

Board Chair: Paul MacNeill, Publisher, Island Press Ltd.
Vice-Chair: Trina Roache, Rogers Chair in Journalism, University of King’s College
Secretary: Christina Harnett, Producer, Information Morning, CBC Radio Halifax
Tom Bateman, Senior Associate, Porter O'Brien
Alec Bruce, Freelance Journalist
Evan Careen, General Assignment Reporter, The Telegram
Dawn Chafe, Executive Editor and Co-owner, Atlantic Business Magazine
Pauline Dakin, Asst. Professor and Graduate Coordinator, University of King's College
Keith Gosse, Multimedia Journalist, The Telegram
Juanita Mercer, Legislative Journalist, The Telegram
Crystal Murray, President, Advocate Media Inc.
Jen White, Producer, CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

Do you want to be a Board member or an advisor on the AJAs Council? Send an email indicating your interest to office@AJAs.ca.