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Alberta Book Awards 1996
Novel - Georges Bugnet Award, sponsored by Audreys Books
Poetry - Stephan G. Stephansson Award, sponsored by The
Short Fiction - Howard O'Hagan Award, sponsored by CBC
Radio & WGA
Drama - Gwen Pharis Ringwood Award, sponsored by Markin/Flanagan
Non-Fiction - Wilfred Eggleston Award, sponsored by The
Children's Literature - R. Ross Annett Award, sponsored
by Dr. C.F. & Dr. H.E. Forestell, B. Macabee's Books,
Lethbridge Living Magazine
Best First Book - Henry Kreisel Award, sponsored by Greenwoods'
ASEAN Assignment 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.
Demont will use the award to undertake a two-week reporting trip later this year to Malysia while Schuettler will spend this two-week Assignment in Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. Each will develop story proposals of their own choice.
While in Malysia, Demont will examine and write about the way in which that country has opened its telecommunications sector to competition, and lessons for Canada as the government attempts to establish a regulatory regime based on Canada's CRTC.
Schuettler will travel to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam to look
at a number of issues related to the development and liberalization
of the banking industries in thise countries.
Atlantic Journalism Award 1997
Mark Pedersen, Executive Producer of NB Now, the
CBC's Supperhour television newscast in New Brunswick, since 1990.
B.C. Book Prize 1996
ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE: Coming Down From Wa,
Audrey Thomas, Viking.
Canadian Nurses Association Media Awards 1997
PRINT (FEATURE ARTICLE): "Living and Dying in the Shadows,"
Deborah Wilson, The Georgia Straight.
Canadian Association of Journalists Awards 1997
President's Award: Don McGillivray, columnist, Southam News, The Edmonton Journal.
Journalistic Excellence in Conflict Analysis: Lynn Glazier,
CBC Radio's Sunday
CAJ/CNW Student Award: Finbarr O'Reilly, Ryerson University/Outpost Magazine, "Fear is the Road to Kigali.
Outstanding Investigative Journalism Awards:
Best Investigative Report of 1996
Robert C. Jones, CBC Fredericton, "A Matter of Pennies."
City of Toronto Book Award 1996
Rosemay Sullivan , Shadow Maker, The Life of Gwendolyn MacEwen,
Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research Journalism 1997
Canadians for Health Research (CHR) is pleased to announce that the 1997 Connaught Medal for Excellence in Health Research Journalism has been awarded to Jacki Leroux for her feature article on "Schizophrenia" published in The Ottawa Sun. Jean-Marc Fleury is recognized with an honourable mention for his article "Apoptose: Le suicide des cellules enfin compris," published in Québec Science. They received their awards during CHR's annual "Salute to Excellence" ceremony held in Ottawa on April 23.
Ms. Leroux's article, prompted by several high profile acts of
violence, was used as a springboard to describe schizophrenia. Informative
and compelling in human terms, it demystifies schizophrenia and
emphasizes the important need for more research in this field.
Canadian Women in Communications Awards 1996
WOMAN OF THE YEAR:
CWC TRAILBLAZER AWARD:
CWC MENTORING AWARD:
CWC EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR CITATION:
JEANNE SAUVÉ AWARD:
The Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction 1996
George G. Blackburn, The Guns of Normandy
FOCAL Media Fellowships 1997/1998
Wivina Belmonte, senior producer and London bureau chief with CBC TV News, will investigate how former enemies in El Salvador's 12-year civil war are now jointly negotiating the business of government as the country's democratization process continues.
Cory Howard, associate producer with CBC Newsworld's Pacific Rim Report and freelance print journalist, will investigate how former Chilean exiles, having returned home and now working in government, media, and the business community, have come to terms with their country's past and influenced its institutions.
Carl Neustaedter, director of design for The Otttawa Citizen, will study how Guatemalans, following three decades of civil war and facing continued violence in daily life, view justice - in institutional, interpersonal and economic contexts - since the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996.
David Swick, columnist for the Halifax Daily News, will travel to Cuba during the coming visit of Pope John Paul II to study the role of various religious faiths in private and public life in that country.
Guy Taillefer, deputy news editor for Le Devoir in Montreal, will study the social and economic changes in Nicaragua that have taken place since the defeat of the Sandinista government in 1990 as demonstrated by the growing numbers of child labourers.
Frank Ratcliffe Memorial Communications 1997 Award
Gil Purcell Award
Suzanne Régis, Laval University.
International Emmy Awards 1996
Documentary Category: Joint tie. The Pelican of Ramzan the Red, Boreales, Canal Plus, Docstar, Premiere -- France; People's Century - 1933: Master Race, the BBC and WGBH - UK; The Saga of Life: Part 2, the Unknown World, Wanngard AB and Bo G Eriksson Productions. A co-production between Sveriges Television, WGBH, ZDF/ARTE and Channel Four in association with RAI3, NPS, TV2 Denmark and YLE 1. - Sweden.
Popular Arts: A Close Shave, Aardman Animations in association with BBC Bristol, Wallace & Gromit Ltd., BBC Children's International - UK.
Drama Category: La Colline Aux Mille Enfants, King Movies, Cameras Continentales, France 2, France 3, Productions 7, SFP Productions, Telemax, RAI, SF/DRS, Evangelische Omroep, NF1 Productions Bernard Lang AG - The Netherlands.
Arts Documentary: The House, Double Exposure for the BBC - UK. Wiseup, Carlton UK for Channel Four Television - UK.
Performing Arts: A Tie. September Songs: The Music of Kurt
Weill, Rhombus Media/ZDF Productions co-produced in association
with the CBC, SRC,. WNET, RTP, NOS ARTE, YLE, SVT, ORF, Sony Classical
and with the particpation of Telefilm and OFIP - Canada. Smoke,
RD Studio Productions, SVT1 Drama, France 2, BBC, NBC Arts - France.
Japan Assignment 1997
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the Foreign
Press Center/Japan, co-sponsors of the programme, named Shawn
McCarthy, political writer with The Toronto Star, Russell
Blinch, senior correspondent with Reuters Canada; and Stephen Strauss,
science reporter and columnist of The Globe and Mail
to undertake the two-week reporting programme in Japan. They will
pursue individual programmes, developing story ideas of their own
choice, early next year.
Kenneth R. Wilson Awards 1997
BEST MERCHANDISING OR MARKETING ARTICLE
BEST INDUSTRIAL/TECHNICAL ARTICLE
BEST PROFILE OF A COMPANY OR PERSON
BEST REGULARLY FEATURED COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT
BEST NEWS STORY
BEST GRAPHIC TREATMENT OF A FEATURE
BEST SINGLE ELEMENT
BEST SINGLE ISSUE
Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship 1997/98
The 1997/98 winner of a one-year sabbatical at Harvard University
is Jim Meek.
Morguard Literary Awards Competition
William P.J. McCarthy, FRI, CPM, ALO of Burnaby, B.C.
National Newspaper Awards 1996
Spot News Photography: Fred Sherwin, Ottawa Sun.
First Annual Periodical Writers Association of Canada Magazine and Newspaper Travel Writing Contest Winners
"Norte Grande," an unpublished article by award-winning writer Lake Sagaris, won first place in the Periodical Writers Association of Canada's Magazine and Newspaper Writing Contest. The contest, which offered $3500 in prizes - including $2000 fir Sagaris' winning entry - attracted over 200 entries in its inaugural year.
Born and educated in Canada, Sagaris has lived and written in Chile since 1981. Her winning article is a mood-filled meditation on travels she took in 1995 to one of the most isolated areas of her adopted homeland. Sagaris plans to incorporate the article into her next book.
The $1000 second prize was won by Jan DeGrass, a freelance writer and editor in Gibsons, B.C., for her personal memoir Loving in Leningrad. Third prize, and $500, goes to St. John's, Newfoundland writer Lawrence Jackson, for the article "Lupita and Her Mother."
Four honourable mentions were also chosen: "My Brother, Mike,"
by Mary Finerty of Victoria, B.C.: "Hunter, Fisherman, Friend,"
by Daphne Lee Hopper of Winnipeg, Manitoba: "Sagromides of
Venus and the Zen of Drumming," by Gary Castle of Halifax,
Nova Scotia: and "With Concern For All Sentient Beings: The
Kal Chakra Comes to Rekong Peo.," by Sue Kernaghan of New Westminster,
The Pierre Berton Award
Jacques Lacoursière of Quebec City is the 1996 winner of
this award honouring distinguished achievement in popularizing Canadian
history through such means as publications, film, radio and television,
theatre or volunteer service.
Ruth Schwartz Award 1997
Picture Book: Paul Yee/Harvey Chan, Ghost Train, Groundwood
Toronto Arts Awards 1996
Media Arts: Bernie Zukerman.
World Press Photo Contest 1997
World Press Photo of the Year 1996: Francesco Zizola, Italy, Agenzia
Contrasto, "Children, Victims of Land Mines," Kuito, Angola,
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