May 3

#CAJ19 CONFERENCE

Two days of workshops, panel discussions, keynote speeches and our annual awards banquet!

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STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF JULIAN ASSANGE

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) wishes to express a number of concerns regarding the United States attempt to extradite Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, saying that doing so could lead to a slippery slope ultimately eroding the ability of citizens to hold governments accountable. As ...

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#CAJ19: JIM ACOSTA (CNN)

OTTAWA / April 9, 2019 / CNW - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce that Jim Acosta, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent, will be delivering a keynote address at the association’s upcoming national conference in Winnipeg. Acosta is recognized worldwid...

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CAJ 2019-21 DIRECTOR ELECTIONS

Nominations are now open for the CAJ board of directors. The following positions are open for nominations for the 2019-2021 term: Quebec regional director Manitoba/Northwestern Ontario regional director Saskatchewan regional director Alberta regional director National board ...

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CAJ AWARDS HOST: TIM FONTAINE

OTTAWA, April 4, 2019—The Canadian Association of Journalists is thrilled to announce that Tim Fontaine will host this year’s CAJ Awards Banquet & Gala in Winnipeg on May 4. Tim Fontaine is the founder, head writer and Editor-in-Grand-Chief of the satirical website Walking...

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2018 CAJ AWARDS FINALISTS

OTTAWA, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to release the full list of nominees in the 2018 CAJ Awards program. The recipients in each category will be announced May 4 at the CAJ Awards gala and conference banquet in Winnipeg, part of the #CAJ19 annu...

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COURT VICTORY FOR JUSTIN BRAKE, JOURNALISM

OTTAWA, March 28, 2019—Today’s decision by the Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador is a victory for Justin Brake, and offers protection for journalists from broad injunctions.  Mr. Brake faces criminal charges of mischief and disobeying a court order after h...

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CAJ MANITOBA: OFF-THE-RECORD CONVERSATION WITH MANITOBA ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

The Manitoba Legislative Press Gallery and the Canadian Association of Journalists are inviting CAJ members to an exclusive talk with Manitoba’s Advocate for Children and Youth Daphne Penrose. Deputy advocates Ainsley Krone and Sherry Gott will also...

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CAJ ENCOURAGED BY CHARGES AGAINST OFFICER WHO ARRESTED MEDIA

OTTAWA, March 21, 2019—The Canadian Association of Journalists is encouraged to learn that charges have been laid against a Hamilton police officer who arrested two photojournalists, Jeremy Cohn and freelancer Dave Ritchie. The arrests occurred at the scene of a fatal Waterdown crash where a ...

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STATEMENT ON JOURNALISM MEASURES IN BUDGET 2019

OTTAWA, March 19, 2019—The CAJ welcomes certain details of the government's $595 million for journalism announced in today's budget. In particular, the "full independence" of the body determining which journalism outlets are eligible for funding is something the CAJ called for previously and w...

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IN THE FIELD: DEAN STOLTZ

The CAJ's Jasmine Stamos speaks to Dean Stoltz about his emotional journey reporting on medically assisted death, and the responsibility that comes with telling the intimate story of a man's passing in Dying with Dignity.  What was going through your mind when Ed Ness asked you to tell ...

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#CAJ19: WINNIPEG

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Each year, the CAJ’s national conference brings together journalists from across the country for two days of professional development workshops and panel discussions—not to mention a healthy dose of networking and making friends! This year we dive deep into how the idea of community is wholly intertwined within journalism’s DNA.  

This year’s CAJ conference takes place May 3-5 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Winnipeg. Travel and accommodation discounts available here

We will be joined by Bettina Chang, one of the co-founders of Chicago-based City Bureau. She will give a keynote address on how her upstart organization is re-imagining local news by bringing journalists and communities together.

Ramon Escobar, vice president of recruitment at CNN will tell us how they’re tackling newsroom diversity and the challenges faced along the way.

As always, the CAJ will be continuing its tradition of offering delegates hands-on workshops lead by masters of their craft including: 

CAJ19 brings you panel discussions and hands-on workshops from industry pros including:

Angela Sterritt 

Cheryl McKenzie

Fred Vallance-Jones

Jana Pruden

Jesse Brown

Julian Sher

Sunny Dhillon

Tamara Baluja

&more!

Full speaker list here.

Sessions will dig into the essentials of local news reporting, self-care, narrative writing and data journalism. 

So whether you're a fresh-faced new grad, or a long-time staff reporter; a news entrepreneur, or a freelance writer and editor, we are certain you will return home with fresh perspectives on the role journalists can play in a democratic society.