2023 Atlantic Journalism Awards well represented by King’s graduates

2023 Atlantic Journalism Awards well represented by King's graduates

King’s Journalism and MFA graduates shone once again at the recent Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs). Of the 78 awards handed out last week, 22 went to King’s alumni or faculty.

The AJAs have been honouring excellence in journalism in this region since 1981. The awards represent work from every platform – from newspapers to magazines, from radio to television, as well as digital journalism.

For the first time, the event on April 20th was held at three venues throughout the region, including Prince Hall on King’s campus. King’s Professor and AJA Board Director, Pauline Dakin, hosted the evening.

King’s alumni didn’t just represent almost more than a quarter of the winners, their journalistic careers now span decades.

King’s alumna Lindsay Jones, BJ(Hons)’01, swept the Newspaper Feature Writing category, winning gold and silver for two articles for The Globe and Mail. She also won a silver medal in the Enterprise/Long Form category in Digital Journalism.

Inglis Professor and MFA Cohort Director, Stephen Kimber, took home three medals, including both the gold and silver medals in the Best Profiles, Magazines category.

Two King’s alumni, Rob Antle, BJ(Hons)‘94, and Colleen Connors, BJ(Hons)‘07, worked together on a CBC Newfoundland and Labrador production team that took home gold for Business Reporting.

And the Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award went to recent King’s graduate, Nicola Seguin, BJ’21.

Congratulations to all the winners!


King’s affiliated journalists who won AJAs:

Breaking News/Newspaper

Stu Neatby, ’01, SaltWire Network, silver medal

Enterprise Reporting/Newspaper

Mike Landry, BJ(Hons)’07, Telegraph-Journal, gold medal

Stephen Kimber, The Globe & Mail, (Faculty/Inglis Prof), silver medal

Chris Lambie, BJ’92, The Chronicle Herald, silver medal


Lindsay Jones, BJ(Hons)’01, The Globe & Mail, gold medal

Lindsay Jones, The Globe & Mail, silver medal

Enterprise Reporting/Radio

Vanessa Blanch, BJ’00, CBC New Brunswick, gold medal

David Burke, BJ’05, CBC Cape Breton, silver medal


John Gaudi, BJ‘05, Atlantic Voice, Newfoundland and Labrador, gold medal

Best Information News Radio Program

Jo-Ann Dooley, BJ’88, Krissy Holmes, Garrett Barry, Ariana Kelland, Jonny Hodder, Caroline Hillier and Andrew Wiseman, CBC NL, gold medal

Bernice Hillier, Martin Jones, Cherie Wheeler BJ’03, David Newell, Brian McHugh and James Grudic, CBC NL, silver medal

Breaking News/Spot News Television

Angel Moore BJ’18, APTN, gold medal, gold medal


Mark Cumby and Lindsay Bird BJ ‘09, CBC NL, gold medal

Best Profile/Magazines

Stephen Kimber, Atlantic Business Magazine, gold medal

Stephen Kimber, Atlantic Business Magazine, silver medal

Enterprise/Long form/Digital Journalism

Frances Willick, BJ ‘00, CBC Nova Scotia, gold medal

Lindsay Jones BJ(Hons)‘01, The Atavist Magazine, silver medal

Breaking News/Digital Journalism

Zane Woodford, BJHons’13, Halifax Examiner, gold medal

Arts & Entertainment/Any Medium

Ashley Fitzpatrick BJ ‘08, The Independent, gold medal

Business Reporting/Any Medium

Troy Turner, Rob Antle, BJ(Hons)‘94, Colleen Connors, BJ(Hons)‘07, Avanthika Anand, CBC NL, gold medal

Ashley Fitzpatrick, BJ’08, Atlantic Business Magazine, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, silver medal

Commentary/Any Medium

Philip Moscovitch, MFA Creative Nonfiction ‘19, Halifax Examiner, silver medal

John DeMont BJ ‘81, Chronicle Herald/SaltWire, silver medal

Jim MacNeill New Journalist Award

Nicola Seguin BJ’21, CBC NS, gold medal

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