#CAJ18: Have your say!

The CAJ's 40th anniversary (1978-2018) is just around the corner. We've always been proud to work hard as a national voice for journalists across Canada—no matter the challenges that our industry stares down.

If you're interested in participating in planning events to commemorate our 40th birthday at next year's conference, taking place May 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto, or have other ideas, drop us a line at CAJ40@caj.ca

If you'd like to share suggestions for conference speakers and workshops please fill out our survey!

THE Latest FROM THE CAJ

Niagara Region’s violation of press freedom is inexcusable: CAJ

OTTAWA / Dec. 8, 2017 / CNW — Ontario’s Niagara Region became the most recent municipal government to violate a journalist’s freedom to report the news at city council. Municipality officials confiscated a reporter’s notes and equipment during an in-camera session of council...

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Call for entries for the 2017 CAJ Awards

It’s with pleasure that the Canadian Association of Journalists invites entries for its annual awards program — which includes Canada’s top investigative award, the Don McGillivray Award. The application deadline for the CAJ Awards is Jan. 15, 2018. Click here to submit an entry ...

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New journalism award responds to TRC call to action

OTTAWA, Dec. 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Aboriginal Peoples Television Network and the Canadian Association of Journalists are pleased to announce a new award to recognize exemplary journalism that educates and informs Canadians about Indigenous experiences. The APTN / CAJ Reconciliation Award will be part...

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In The Field: Jason Markusoff

Jason Markusoff describes the race to get the story, and the measures taken to sneak into the fire-ravaged community — days before the official media tour.   Maclean's wasn't there the day flames invaded Fort McMurray and everybody evacuated the city; given our newsroom's size, we...

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Canada's most secretive provincial ministry: Saskatchewan Highways and Infrastructure

TORONTO / Nov. 29 / CNW — The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of provincial government ministries and agencies.  The award is given annually by The Ca...

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Postmedia/Torstar local newspaper deal is cynical and destructive: CAJ

OTTAWA / Nov. 27, 2017 / CNW / — The message Postmedia and Torstar sent when they swapped community newspapers in Ontario was succinct: local journalism is not a priority at either company, said the Canadian Association of Journalists. “Postmedia and Torstar pretend to support thriving ...

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In The Field: Abigail Bimman

When I first called Park Lane Terrace to inquire about an unregistered nurse working on staff, the administrator scoffed at me. “That’s not true ... All of our staff are registered,” I was told. Abigail Bimman describes how she ended up alerting long-term care facilities to a...

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RCMP named Canada's most secretive law enforcement agency

OTTAWA, Nov. 22, 2017 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is the 2017 recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the category of law enforcement agencies. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for ...

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In The Field: Michelle Gagnon

The story behind CBC's The Extremes is one of sticking with a story.  On the morning of March 22, 2016, two explosions tore through Brussels' Zaventem airport. Just over an hour later, another at the Maelbeck metro station. Both, obvious soft targets strategically chosen to strike as glob...

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New award for Indigenous journalists

OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists and JHR are pleased to announce a new journalism award: the JHR / CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award. This new award will join the 14 other categories within the annual CAJ Awards program starting this year. Entries ...

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CAJ AWARDS

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada published or broadcast in 2016. Check out the full list of winners!

We also handed out the Code of Silence award to Ontario's Office of the Fire Marshal and the CAJ Charles Bury Award to the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.

A RECAP OF #CAJ17!

Photo courtesy heipei via Flickr

We were so excited for this year’s national conference on April 28-29 in Ottawa. As journalism continues to take a hit, with layoffs piling up and continued attacks on press freedom, we know it's not easy in Canadian newsrooms. And we also know this:

#JournalismMatters

So we rallied in Ottawa. Our delgates and presenters collaborated on valuable discussions on press freedom, freelancing, interviewing, data, ethics and more—and they networked throughout.

If you missed the conference, check out the #CAJ17 page and browse the liveblogs we offered for every single session.

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