Fife takes top investigative CAJ Award

VANCOUVER, May 11, 2014 /CNW/ – The dogged and determined work of CTV News parliamentary bureau’s Robert Fife into the Senate expenses scandal has taken Canada’s top prize for investigative journalism.

Fife’s entry was selected as the best from among the recipients in the investigative categories of the 2013 CAJ Awards, presented Saturday evening by CBC Radio One host Stephen Quinn at the Holiday Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver. The award is named after Don McGillivray, longtime and founding member of the Canadian Association of Journalists.

In an acceptance video, Fife thanked his colleagues, CTV’s media lawyer and his sources for their support throughout his work on the file. Earlier in the evening, Fife had received the open broadcast news award.

The recipients in all categories of the 2013 awards program are below.

The recipients in the OPEN MEDIA category are:
Selena Ross, Frances Willick
Rehteah Parsons
The Chronicle-Herald, Halifax

And,

Glen McGregor
Senate Expenses Scandal
Ottawa Citizen

The recipient in the COMMUNITY MEDIA category is:

David P. Ball
Cross-Border Coal War
The Tyee

The recipients in the OPEN BROADCAST FEATURE category are:

Garth Mullins, Lisa Hale, Yvonne Gall
The Imaginary Albino
CBC Radio One – Ideas

The recipient in the OPEN BROADCAST NEWS category is:

Robert Fife
Senate Under Scrutiny
CTV News

The recipient in the COMMUNITY BROADCAST category is:

Abigail Bimman
Behind Prison Walls
CTV News – Kitchener

The recipients in the CAJ / MARKETWIRED DATA JOURNALISM AWARD are:

Andrew McIntosh, Kinia Adamczyk
De L’Aide Sociale, Même En Prison
Agence QMI / Journal de Montréal – Bureau d’enquête

The recipients in the ONLINE MEDIA category are:

Amber Hildebrandt, Michael Pereira, Ian Johnson, Eric Foss
Pipeline Safety
CBC News – Online

The recipient in the PHOTOJOURNALISM category is:

Jonathan Hayward
Portfolio entry
The Canadian Press

The recipient in the SCOOP category is:

Robert Fife
Senate Expense Scandal
CTV News

The recipient in the DAILY EXCELLENCE category is:

Mark Ross
Alberta Floods
CBC News Network

The recipient in the TEXT FEATURE category is:

Ryan Maloney
Veteran Says Sacrifice Being Demeaned
Huffington Post Canada

The recipients in the JHR / CAJ AWARD FOR HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING are:

Mark Kelley, Lysanne Louter, Tarannum Kamlani, Aileen McBride
Made in Bangladesh
CBC News – The Fifth Estate

The recipients in the CWA CANADA / CAJ AWARD FOR LABOUR REPORTING are:

Kathy Tomlinson, Raj Ahluwalia
RBC Foreign Workers
CBC News – The National

And,

Krystle Alarcon
Canada’s Temporary Foreign Workers Controversy: Years in the Making
The Tyee

The recipients in the CAJ / CNW GROUP STUDENT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE are:

Allison Drinnan, Anna Brooks
Into the Shadows: An Inside Look at Alberta’s Sex Trade Industry
Calgary Journal / Mount Royal University

Consistent with information in the entry package, judges had the discretion to name between one and five finalists in each award category. There were a total 213 entries for the 2013 awards program.

Congratulations to all our recipients. Your work has been outstanding and once again proves the value of why journalism matters. We thank you for entering.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with over 600 members across Canada. The CAJ’s primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president – 613-330-8396 cell, hugo@caj.ca

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