The winners will be announced on May 4 at the CAJ Awards gala and conference banquet in Ottawa.

CAJ has announced the finalists for its annual awards commemorating outstanding journalism in 2012.

The winners will be announced on May 4 at the CAJ Awards gala and conference banquet in Ottawa. The winning entry in most categories will receive a $500 cash prize. The Don McGillivray Award for the best ‘overall’ investigative report for 2012 will also be announced at the awards banquet.

The finalists according to the press release:

OPEN NEWSPAPER / WIRE SERVICE:

Andrew McIntosh, Kinia Adamczyk, Le Vieux Port en Eaux Troubles: Dépenses, Voyages, Repas, Contrats, Agence QMI

Stephen Maher, Glen McGregor, Dirty election tricks revealed, Postmedia News

Colin Perkel, Sunnybrook Veterans’ Centre, The Canadian Press

Robert Cribb, Life or death: Who decides?, Toronto Star

COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER:

Heather Rivers, The sad truth: Prescription drug abuse, Sentinel-Review – Woodstock, Ont.

Tim Bousquet, A trust betrayed, The Coast

Susan Gamble, The Chinging Cycle, The Expositor – Brantford, Ont.

David P. Ball, Activism is in the blood, says tar sands warrior, Windspeaker

MAGAZINE

Alex Roslin, Japan’s irradiated fish worry B.C. experts, The Georgia Straight

Corinne Cécilia, Une âme universelle, Maison et Demeure

Alison Motluk, Is egg donation dangerous? Maisonneuve

Frances Bula, The Tipping Point, Vancouver Magazine

OPEN TELEVISION (UNDER FIVE MINUTES RUNTIME)

Rob Smith, Elder suicide, APTN National News

Joanne Levasseur, Gosia Sawicka, Leif Larsen, Winnipeg thermography clinic ordered to stop operating, CBC News – Manitoba

Natalie Clancy, Bogus Botox, CBC News – Vancouver

Robert Fife, Philip Ling, XL Foods investigation, CTV News

OPEN TELEVISION (OVER FIVE MINUTES RUNTIME):

Gil Shochat, Alex Shprinsten, Joseph Loeiro, 0Fatal Deception, CBC News – Investigative Unit

Andeas Wesley, Erica Johnson, Marlene McArdle, Alan Jones, What FX?, CBC News – Marketplace

Litsa Sourtzis, Sandie Rinaldo, Melissa Martin, Senior’s Moments, CTV – W5

Alain Gravel, Emmanuel Marchand, Daniel Tremblay, Ma Mafia au Canada, Radio-Canada – Enquête

REGIONAL TELEVISION

Anthony Germain, Gary Quigley, Marilyn Boone, Heather Barrett, Peter Gullage, Bernice Hillier, A story of survival, CBC News – Newfoundland and Labrador

John Lancaster and Anu Singh, Murder of Dr. Goel, CBC News – Toronto

Melissa Brousseau, Breaking the mold, CBC North – Maamuitaau

OPEN RADIO NEWS OR CURRENT AFFAIRS:

Peter Cowan, Peter Penashue election spending problems, CBC News – Newfoundland and Labrador

Nancy Thomson, Yukon foreign workers, CBC North

Alison Motluk, Wanted: Egg donor in good health, CBC Radio – The Sunday Edition

Nicole Ireland, Citizenship: On hold, CBC News – Thunder Bay

CAJ / MARKETWIRE DATA JOURNALISM AWARD

Leslie Young and Jackson Proskow, Gardiner Expressway – Trouble overhead, Global TV News

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Steve Buist, Condition critical, Hamilton Spectator

Jeff Outhit, Red alert/Cameras about safety not cash, politicians say, Waterloo Region Record

PHOTOJOURNALISM

Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal

Darryl Dyck, Freelance/The Canadian Press

Peter Power, Globe and Mail

Steve Russell, Toronto Star

SCOOP

Nigel Newlove, Deleted Blackberry messages, APTN  National News

Amy Stoodley, Kathy Porter, Rob Antle, Jen White, Paul Pickett, Thermography investigation, CBC News – Newfoundland and Labrador

Margaret Munro, Scientist muzzled, report says, Postmedia News

Jim Bronskill, Canada’s torture memos, Canadian Press

Steve Rennie, Sky’s the limit? Report alleges nursing station used medical flights to shop, Canadian Press

DAILY EXCELLENCE

Mark Gollum, Israel and Hamas, the diplomatic dance behind the deal, CBCNews.ca

Nancy Waugh, Teen in chains, CBC News – Nova Scotia

John Lancaster, Christopher Williams, Caught on tape, CBC News – Toronto

Kim Bolan, Brazen killing may be gang retaliation/Sandip Duhre was shot to death, Vancouver Sun

PRINT FEATURE

Sharon Kirkey, When the hurting won’t stop: How chronic physical pain drove a teen to take his life, Calgary Herald

Jon Wells, He sang with all his heart, Hamilton Spectator

Dawn Walton, A father’s one-on-one with his son’s kidnapper, The Globe and Mail

Cheryl Rossi, Liquor lifeline, Vancouver Courier

JHR/CAJ AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING

Diana Swain, Timothy Sawa, Annie Burns-Pieper, Unnatural selection, CBC News – Investigative team

Geoff Leo, Blind spot: What happened to Canada’s Aboriginal fathers?, CBC News Network

Nahlah Ayed, Diane Grant, Seeking safety, CBC News – The National

CWA CANADA/CAJ AWARD FOR LABOUR REPORTING

Greig de Peuter, Nicole Cohen, Enda Brophy, Interns, unite! (you have nothing to lose – literally) Briarpatch

Lysanne Louter, Adrienne Arsenault, A murky world, CBC News – The National

Kathryn May, Unions see a war coming in shifting political landscape, Ottawa Citizen

CAJ/CNW GROUP STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

Amir Shah, Derrick DeBolster, Voter apathy in Ontario, RogersTV London, Ont./Fanshawe College

Carly Wignes, Treaty Troubles, TheTyee.ca/Langara College

Marc Ellison, The Girls of War, Toronto Star/Carleton University

Andrew Pickup, Gena Holley, Kate McKenna, Rachel Ward and others, HRMVotes.ca, University of King’s College/Nova Scotia Community College

 

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.