Five APTN News journalists are finalists for awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists, also known as the CAJs.
They are nominated in various news-gathering categories for work they produced in 2021.
Videojournalist Angel Moore, a member of Peguis First Nation in Manitoba, and producer Tom Fennario in Montreal are finalists in the Scoop category. They are nominated for their breaking coverage of a federal decision to withdraw consent for a Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government lobster fishery in 2019.
Shushan Bacon, Innu from the community of Uashtat mak Mani-Utenam in northern Quebec, is a finalist for the Journalism for Human Rights/CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award. Bacon reports for the Nouvelles Nationales d’APTN team in Montreal.
Brittany Guyot of APTN Investigates, a member of the Denesuline Nation of northern Manitoba, is nominated alongside senior digital reporter Kathleen Martens in the Freedom of Information Journalism category. The pair produced Surviving Day Schools, a three-part series for aptnnews.ca and APTN National News after obtaining more than 600 pages of internal documents on residential day schools in Canada using the Freedom of Information Act.
The winners will be announced at the CAJ’s annual convention and awards gala in Montreal on May 28.