The works of Canadian journalists Ann Dowsett Johnston and Eric Warwaruk have earned them the CAUT Awards for Excellence in Post-Secondary Education Journalism this year.
The prizes, worth $500 each, recognize the year's best reporting of key issues affecting the post-secondary education community in Canada.
Dowsett Johnston, Maclean's current editor at large, won in the professional category for her extended feature article "Measuring Excellence" (Maclean's, Nov. 17, 2003).
Warwaruk, winner of the student category, was cited for his in-depth look at the issue of plagiarism on campus "Cheating Breaks the E-Barrier" (The Manitoban, Sept. 24, 2003).
The prizes were presented at the CAUT Council meeting April 30 in Ottawa.
Started in 2001, the CAUT journalism awards honour the best new media work in student journalism and the work of professional journalists. Nominations are submitted by faculty associations, media organizations and members of the public. Entries are judged on the basis of relevance, originality, quality of investigation and research, potential impact on policy makers and the fulfilment of professional standards of journalism.