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CAUT Bulletin Archives

May 2005

Prizes Scooped in News Awards

CAUT handed out its annual awards for excellence in post-secondary education journalism for the fourth time last month following a nomination process that attracted a record 30 entries.

Harriet Eisenkraft, a Toronto-based freelance journalist, won in the professional category for two published articles, "In a family way" and "Academic couples" (University Affairs, June/July & November 2004).

Jeff Carolin, a McGill Daily reporter, was the winner in the student category for his feature article "Tuition Rising".

The awards, worth $500 each, were presented at the CAUT Council meeting April 29 in Ottawa.

Started in 2001, the CAUT journalism awards recognize the year's best reporting by student and professional journalists of issues related to post-secondary education in Canada. Nominations are submitted by faculty associations, media organizations and other interested parties. Entries are judged on the basis of relevance, originality, quality of investigation and research, potential impact on policy makers and the fulfillment of professional standards of journalism.