Canadian Magazine Industry News
31 March 2015,     HALIFAX
AJA Award finalists announced
The nominees have been announced for the Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs), an annual program that recognizes excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada. 

Finalists include:

Atlantic Magazine Article
  • Alec Bruce – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – Forged by Fire: The Triumph of Anne Whelan.
  • Beverley Ware/Christian Laforce – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Lobster Trails.
  • Hugh McKervill – Atlantic Salmon Journal – Chamcook, NB – The River's Cure. Stephen Kimber – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – Spilled Secrets.
Atlantic Magazine: Best Cover
  • Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's NL – Why #SuperStartUp Sucked – July 2014.
  • East Coast Living – Halifax, NS – North End Splendour – Winter 2014.
  • Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Robert Frank – September 2014.
Atlantic Magazine: Best Profile Article
  • Lois Legge – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Robert Frank.
  • Mike Landry – Saltscapes Magazine – Bedford, NS – Dreams Float.
  • Stephen Kimber – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – Hard…and Soft as Steele.
Feature Writing: Print
  • John DeMont – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – The Taste Revolution.
  • Lois Legge – The Chronicle Herald – Halifax, NS – Lest We Forget.
  • Stephen Kimber – Natural Resources Magazine – St. John's, NL – Closure.
Business Reporting: Any Medium
  • Ariane Hanlon – The Coast – Halifax, NS – The Business of Bare.
  • Chris Benjamin – Saltscapes Magazine – Bedford, NS – Betting the Fish Farm.
  • Rachel Brighton – Rural Delivery Magazine – Bridgetown, NS – Big Dairy Comes East: Consolidation Makes "Local" Elusive.
Arts & Entertainment Reporting: Any Medium
  • Elissa Barnard – Herald Magazine – Halifax, NS – Life and Art of Mary Pratt.
  • Michael Landry – Telegraph-Journal – Saint John, NB – An Eye for It.
  • Suzanne Robicheau – Saltscapes Magazine – Bedford, NS – The Magic of Realism.
Commentary: Any Medium
  • Alec Bruce – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – The Tough Business of Keeping Calm and Carrying On.
  • Stephen Kimber – Atlantic Business Magazine – St. John's, NL – How Would You UnHarper Canada?
  • Russell Wangersky – The Telegram – St. John's, NL – A Tragic Case.

Visit the website for a full list of nominees.

The AJAs will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfont Hotel on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
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