APTN nominated for several Canadian Association of Journalists awards

APTN National News and APTN Investigates are again nominated for top honours by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

The annual list was released Tuesday and includes the names of seven APTN staffers.

The award winners for stories broadcast or published in 2018 will be announced at the CAJ gala and conference in Winnipeg on May 4.

APTN was recognized in six categories:

1) Journalist Trina Roache, who is based in Halifax, was nominated for two stories she produced for APTN Investigates History Decolonized (in the Open Media category) and The Law of the Land (in Open Broadcast Feature).

2) Journalist Willow Fiddler, who helms the network’s Thunder Bay bureau, received the nod for It’s Going to Reopen Again (Open Broadcast News).

3) Laurie Hamelin, with APTN Vancouver, and Kathleen Martens, of aptnnews.ca, were nominated for their coverage of the Unist’ot’en protest camp in northern B.C.

4) Tamara Pimentel, of the Calgary bureau, and Lucy Scholey, now with Amnesty International, are recognized for their Travelling the Pipeline stories.

5) Veteran Rob Smith, with APTN Investigates in Vancouver, is a finalist in the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR)/CAJ Award for Human Rights Reporting for his documentary Justice for Colten.

6) Pimentel, originally from Winnipeg, is also up for the JHR/CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award.

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