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ASEAN Assignment Awards 1997
Philip Demont, the telecommunications writer with the Financial
Post, and Darren Schuettler, senior correspondent for
financial services with Reuters Canada, are the winners of the 1997
ASEAN Assignment Awards offered by the Asia Pacific Foundation of
Canada and the Canada-ASEAN Centre, Singapore.
Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy 1997
CBC news producer Scott Simmie has been awarded the 1997
Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. Under the terms of the fellowship,
Scott will spend a year doing research and then prepare an in-depth
articles which will be made available to all Canadian newspapers
next year. Scott will examine the state of mental health care in
Canada in the 90s.
Atlantic Journalism Awards 1996
Spot News (Print), Chris Lambie and Susanne Hiller, of
The Daily News, Halifax, for "Angola Street Murder."
Spot News (Radio), Wendy Martin, of CBC Radio, Sydney, for
Spot News (Television), ATV Newsroom, for "Hurricane
Enterprise Reporting (Print), Gary Dimmock, of the Saint
John Telegraph-Journal for "Truckers."
Enterprise Reporting (Radio), Wendy Martin, of CBC Radio,
Cape Breton, for "Learning Centre."
Enterprise Reporting (Television), Maite Ormaechea, of CBC
Fredericton, for "The Heat."
Feature Writing (Magazine, Newspaper), Eric Anderssen, of
the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, for "Strong Body,
Commentary, Peter Simpson, of the Saint John Telegraph-Journal,
for "Cheers and Remorse for One Great Canadian."
Photojournalism (News), Len Wagg, of the Halifax Herald,
for "Man Overboard."
Photojournalism (Feature), Tony Caldwell, of the Daily
News, Halifax, for "Days of Grace."
Television Camera Work, Darryl Gray, of CBC Halifax, for
"The Ties that Bind."
Editorial Cartooning, Bruce MacKinnon, of the Halifax
Herald, for "CBC Cuts."
Journalistic Achievement Award, Mark Pedersen, Executive
Producer of CBC's Fredericton television programme NB Now. The television
organization headed up by Mark Pedersen has won six of the last
15 Atlantic awards for TV journalism up to this year.
B & A Fiction Contest
The 1997 winner of the Humber Prize was Steve Finucan.
B.C. Book Prizes
Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, Alan Haig-Brown, for
The Fraser River, Harbour Publishing.
Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award, Sydney and Richard Cannings,
for British Columbia: A Natural History, Greystone.
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, Sarah Ellis,
for her stories Back of Beyond, Groundwood.
Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Margo Button, for The Unhinging
of Wings, Oolichan.
Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, for her
first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, Knopf.
Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize, Catherine Lang, O-Bon
in Chimunesu, Arsenal Pul
Canadian Authors Association Awards 1997
Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction, Ann-Marie MacDonald
for Fall On Your Knees, Alfred A. Knopf Canada.
Canadian Authors Association for Drama, Jason Sherman for
League of Nations, Scirocco Drama.
Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry, E.D. Blodgett
for Apostrophies-Woman at a Piano, Buschek Books.
Canadian Authors Association Award (Short Stories), Alice Munro
for Selected Stories, McClelland & Stewart.
Canadian Authors Association Lela Common Award (Canadian History),
Phil Jenkins for An Acre of Time, Macfarlane, Walter
Canadian Authors Association Vicky Metcalf Body of Work Award,
Canadian Authors Association Vicky Metcalf Award, no award
Canadian Authors Association Air Canada Award, Richard van Camp.
Canadian Railroad Historical Association Annual
Lifetime Achievement: James A. Brown
Preservation: The Kootenay Lake Historical Society for the SS
Moyie National Historic Site
Article in a CRHA publication: David L. Davies
Article in a non-CRHA publication: Stafford Swain and Ken Goslett
Book: Ian Bickle, Turmoil and Triumph, Detselig.
Frank Leonard, A Thousand Blunders, UBC Press.
Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research
Canadians for Health Research is pleased to announce the 1997 winners.
Jacki Leroux is recognized for her feature article on "Schizophrenia,"
which was published in The Ottawa Sun. Jean-Marc Fleury
is recognized with an honourable mention for his article "Apoptose:
Le suicide des cellules enfin compris," which was published
in Québec Science.
Dodi Robb Award 1997
The 1997 award recipient is Karen Levine, who is the newly
appointed Special Projects Producer of CBC Radio's "This Morning,"
and for the previous 8 years was the Executive Producer of "As
It Happens." In her 18 years at CBC Radio, she has always worked
to ensure that women's voices are heard and their experiences valued
both on the air and off the air.
Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non Fiction
Anne Mullins for Timely Death: What We Can Expect and
What We Need to Know, Knopf Canada.
Evelyn Richardson Memorial Literary Award 1996
1996 Winner, Harry Thorston, The Nature of Shorebirds,
Greystone Books, Douglas & McIntyre.
FOCAL Media Fellowships 1997-98
Winners of FOCAL's 1997-98 Media Fellowships are: Wivina Belmonte,
senior producer and London bureau chief with CBC TV news, Cori
Howard, associate producer with CBC Newsworld's Pacific Rim
Report and freelance journalist, Carl Neustaedter, director
of design for The Ottawa Citizen, David Swick, columnist
for the Halifax Daily News and Guy Taillefer, deputy
news editor for Le Devoir.
Japan Assignment 1997-98
The Asia Pacific Foundation has named: Chantal Hébert,
political columnist with La Presse, Judith Stoffman,
publishing reporter with The Toronto Star, and Keith Damsel,
reporter with the Vancouver branch of The Financial Post,
to undertake the two-week reporting programme in Japan. They will
pursue individual programmes, developing story ideas of their own
choice, early next year.
John M. Collier Journalism Award
Don Burdette was recently presented with the Forest History
Society's John M. Collier Award for forest history journalism.
"The Southern Forests," appeared in the Fall 1995 through
Summer 1996 editions of Alabama Forestry Commission's quarterly
publication, Alabama's TREASURED Forests.
Law Society of B.C. Award for Excellence in Legal
Print: Susan Down of Boulevard Magazine for her story,
"Nothing But the Truth."
Print: Neal Hall and Kim Pemberton of the Vancouver
Sun for their three part series, "System on Parole."
Electronic: Harry Maunu of CHEK TV for his five part
Media Race Relations Awards 1997
Gold Medal in Electronic Media: 680 News
Media Studies Center Fellowship 1997-98
The Media Studies Center welcomes the fellows of 1997-98:
John Carey, Director Greystone Communications
Michael Godwin, writer, counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation
John Meacham, senior editor for Newsweek
Robert Shogan, national political correspondent for Los
Ying Chan, reporter, New York Daily News
Suzanne Braun Lovine, former editor, Columbia Journalism
Monroe E. Price, professor of law, Cardozo School of Law.
Sasha Torres, assistant professor of modern culture and media,
Ken Dantrich, associate director, Roper Center, assistant
professor of political science, University of Connecticut
Jessica Korn, adjunct professor, Graduate School of Business,
at Columbia University
Richard Reeves, syndicated columnist; writer, The New
Michener Award for Journalism 1996
The Toronto Star won for a combined entry. The first was
a study of 133 cases of spousal abuse which revealed distressing
evidence that nearly half of these cases failed because of prosecution
pressure on the battered woman to supply most of the evidence. This
series resulted in special domestic violence courts in the Toronto
area and renewed police efforts. The second was a study of flaws
in Ontario's child protection system based on the files of children
murdered between 1991-95. The study sparked numerous special inquiries
in Ontario and other provinces.
Michener Fellowships 1997
Winner Michel Venne of Le Devoir will work with faculty
at the University of Montreal and the University of Victoria to
study privacy, ethics and democracy, especially the implications
for health care with today's deluge of electronic and other information
Newfoundland and Labrador Council Grants 1997
January 15, 1997
Michael Johansen $1,500.00
Writers' Alliance of NF and Lab. $1,270.00
Libby Creelman $1,880.00
Annick Perrot-Bishop $2,750.00
Agnes Walsh $2,250.00
Writers Guild of NF and Lab. $1,000.00
Randall Maggs $1,538.00
April 15, 1997
Shree Ghatage $4,000.00
Don Austin $2,500.00
North American Journalism Exchange 1997
Canada, Marie-Claude Lortie, business reporter with La
Presse in Montreal.
Mexico, Hector Zamarron, editor of Reforma in Mexico
United States, Christine Gonzalez, reporter with The
Oregonian in Portland.
Periodical Writers Association of Canada Magazine
and Newspaper Travel Writing Contest 1997
First Prize: Lake Sagaris for her article "Norte Grande."
Second Prize: Jan DeGrass for her memoir "Loving in
Third Prize: Lawrence Jackson for "Lupita and Her Mother."
Honourable Mentions went to: Mary Finerty for "My Brother,
Mike." Daphne Lee for "Hunter, Fishermen, Friend."
Gary Castle for "Sagromides of Venus and the Zen of
Drumming." Sue Kernaghan for "With Concern For
All Sentient Beings: The Kal Chakra Comes to Rekong Peo."
Radio-Television News Directors Association Awards
Charlie Edwards Award (Radio), CFRB 1010, for "Explosion
Charlie Edwards Award (Television), CFQC Saskatoon, for
"Uncle Ed's Fire."
Charlie Edwards Award (Network Television), CTV National News,
for "OPSEU Riot."
Ron Laidlaw Award (Radio), CFRB 1010, for "Days of
Ron Laidlaw Award (Network Radio), Broadcast News, "Atlanta
Ron Laidlaw Award (Television), CISA Lethbridge, for "Hostage."
Ron Laidlaw Award (Network Television), The National, CBC News,
for "Flood in Quebec Saguenay."
Byron MacGregor Award (Radio), CFRB 1010, for "6 p.m.
News with Donna Tranquada and David Bent."
Byron MacGregor Award (Network Radio), VOCM St. John's,
for "7:45 a.m. News."
Dave Rogers Award (Radio), CBK Regina, for "Fetal Alcohol
Dave Rogers Award (Network Radio), Broadcast News, for "Christmas
Dave Rogers Award (Television), ATV News Halifax, for "Stranger
Dave Rogers Award (Network Television), The National, CBC News,
for "Harvesting the city - The Wonder of Garbage."
Dan McArthur Award (Radio), CBC Radio Charlottetown, for
"Women's Prison- A Bold Experiment."
Dan McArthur Award (Television), CBAT Fredericton, for "A
Matter of Pennies."
Dan McArthur Award (Network Television), CTV W5, for "OHIP
Sam Ross Award (Radio), CHED Edmonton, for "New Year's
Sam Ross Award (Television), CBAT Fredericton, for "Viewfinder
Bert Cannings Award (Large Market), UTV Vancouver.
Bert Cannings Award (Medium Market), CBAT Fredericton.
Bert Cannings Award (National Television), CBC National News.
Taiwan Assignment 1997
Two journalists from Toronto have been named the winners of the
1997 Taiwan Assignment awards offered by the Asia Pacific Foundation
of Canada. The writers selected to visit Taiwan are: Lydia Zajc,
technology retail and consumer products correspondent with Reuters
Canada, and Robert Neufeld, reporter and editor with the
Global Voice group of investment publications and broadcast service.
Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize 1996
Alfred Silver, Acadia, Ballantine Books, 1996.
For information about awards see:
& Fortune: Comprehensive Listing of Awards and Prizes available
to Canadian journalists
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