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CAJ SUPPORTS MMIWG INQUIRY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MEDIA

OTTAWA / June 11, 2019 / CNW—Today, on the anniversary of Canada’s apology to residential school survivors, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) accepts and supports the calls to justice for media as issued in the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Wo...

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CAJ NAMES ESTHER ENKIN TO JOURNALISM PANEL AFTER GOVERNMENT AGREES TO TRANSPARENCY MEASURES

OTTAWA / June 4, 2019 / CNW—Officials from the Department of Canadian Heritage have agreed to one of the CAJ’s key transparency requests for the government’s proposed Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts that will review definitions and criteria that will offer...

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CAJ CALLS FOR TRANSPARENCY, FULL INDEPENDENCE OF GOVERNMENT'S $595-MILLION JOURNALISM PANEL

OTTAWA / May 30, 2019 / CNW—The CAJ is calling for basic transparency on the government’s $595-million plan to offer new tax credits to news organizations and their subscribers. Earlier this week the CAJ spoke to officials at the Department of Canadian Heritage, requesting a more transp...

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CAJ WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS

OTTAWA / May 17, 2019 / CNW—The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to welcome the following four Canadian journalists to the CAJ board of directors for the 2019-2021 term: Mick Côté – Quebec regional director Mick Côté is a digital journalist based...

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EXCELLENCE IN CANADIAN JOURNALISM HONOURED AT CAJ AWARDS

Congratulations to the 2018 CAJ Awards recipients! WINNIPEG, May 6, 2019 / CNW / The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism. This included presenting the McGillivray Award to Laura Kane and Aleksandr...

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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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#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.