CBC journalists named as finalists for 13 CAJ Awards
CBC journalists led all Canadian news organizations with 13 finalists in the annual Canadian Association of Journalists awards, including two from CBCNews.ca.
The CAJ announced its 2013 finalists for outstanding investigative journalism on Monday, with the winners set to be announced at a gala during the organization's annual conference in Vancouver on May 10.
CBC reporters from across Canada were cited for both broadcast and online reporting. Among the finalists are:
- Anita Elash, Amber Hildebrandt, Michael Pereira, Kimberly Ivany, RomillaKarnick, SinaZapfe were nominated as finalists for the CAJ/Marketwired Data Journalism Award for their work on Rate My Hospital: A Fifth Estate Investigation.
- Amber Hildebrandt, Michael Pereira, Ian Johnson, Eric Foss won a nod in the online media category for a CBCNews.ca investigation into pipeline safety.
- Dave Seglins, John Nichol, Heather Evans, Carla Turner, Jeremy McDonald, Brigitte Noel were cited in the open broadcast news category for their ongoing stories on rail safety in Canada.
- Adrienne Arsenault and Stephanie Jenzer were nominated in the open broadcast feature category for their Travels in Terror stories, which aired on The National.
- Kathy Tomlinson and Raj Ahluwalia were nominated for the CAJ award for labour reporting for their story on RBC's use of foreign workers.
The CBC is also a finalist for its coverage of the Alberta floods, offshore tax havens and Bangladesh's garment industry.
Radio-Canada, CBC's French-language counterpart, also received a finalist nomination in the open broadcast feature for its programEnquête.
The list of finalists also includes reporters from the Toronto Star's investigative unit for their stories about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's crack cocaine use, Selena Ross and Frances Willick from Halifax's Chronicle-Herald newspaper for their stories on Rehteah Parsons, and CTV's Robert Fife who won two finalist nods for stories about the Senate scandal.
You can see a full list of the finalist nominees here on the CAJ's website.