CAJ/CNW Student Award Finalists Announced

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March 27, 2000 (Ottawa) – Finalists for the fifth annual Student Award of Excellence in Journalism were announced today.
The award, co-sponsored by the Canadian Association of Journalists and Canada NewsWire, was created five years ago to recognize the journalistic efforts of post-secondary students across Canada, in all media.

Kathy Cook
The Man Whose Brain Stumps Science/Conquering the Unknown
Carleton University/The Ottawa Citizen

Rohit Gandhi
The Organ Trade: Life and Death for Sale
Carleton University/A&E Investigative Reports

Aaron Goodman
Terror in East Timor
Sing Tao School of Journalism/Vancouver Sun

Ryan Smith
Pickup Truck, Alumni House Renovations, Part of Construction Investigation
University of Alberta/The Gateway

Chris Tenove
Will Myanmar Bet on Four Nine?
Sing Tao School of Journalism/Edmonton Journal

Yen Yen Yip
New Age Medicine Meets Western Science
Carleton University/University Affairs

The winner will be awarded the $1,000 cash prize and trophy at the Canadian Association of Journalists awards banquet during the CAJ’s annual conference, Halifax Ahoy. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Halifax Hotel, April 7-9, 2000

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For further information:

John Dickins, Canadian Association of Journalists, (613) 526-8061,
Melanie Kurzuk, Canada Newswire, (416) 863-2086