HALIFAX – Amherst Daily News Managing Editor Brad Works has been named a finalist at the 2009 Atlantic Journalism Awards.
Works is nominated in the ‘Best Page Presentation’ category for his June 10, 2009, front-page design following the NDP’s historic provincial election win.
Also nominated in the category are Nadine Fownes of The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, for the Jan. 31, 2009, ‘Justice for Karissa Boudreau’ page design and Angie Kippers of the Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, N.B., for the Feb. 14, 2009, ‘Fresh Perspectives’ layout.
“It’s really an honour just to have your work recognized at this level,” Works said. “At this point I’m happy no matter what the end result.”
A win at the AJAs would be a first for the Amherst Daily News at the event usually dominated by larger market newspaper, television and radio news outlets.
For Works, the award follows the 2008 Atlantic Community Newspapers Association ‘Best Special Section’ award he shared with Christopher Gooding of the Springhill Record and comes on the heels of a 2009 Canadian Community Newspapers Association second-place finish by reporter Dave Mathieson for ‘Best Sports Photo.’
The Atlantic Journalism Awards is a highly regarded annual program that recognizes journalistic excellence and achievement.
In recent years, close to 400 entries have been received from Atlantic Canadian journalists in the 23 print, radio, and television categories. The overall winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner May 8, 2010, at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel.