Jamaica Gleaner / Journalists from RJRGLEANER Communications Group dominated the 2017 Press Association of Jamaica Awards on Saturday night taking the top prizes of ‘Journalist of the Year’ and ‘Young Journalist of the Year’ in addition to 14 category awards.
Television Jamaica’s Andrea Chisholm was named journalist of the year, while The Gleaner’s Syranno Baines was declared young journalist of the year.
Chief judge Patrick Harley said this year, there was a 50 per cent increase in the number of entries in 22 categories up from 143 entries in 23 categories last year.
However, he said there were some concerns about the quality of some entries.
Carl Wint Award for human interest feature story Corey Robinson – The Gleaner Andrea Chisholm – TVJ
Best Radio feature/documentary ?Natalie Campbell – IRIE FM
Best TV Feature/documentary Vashan Brown – TVJ Brian Walker – CVM
Ken Dawson Award for videography Glenford Campbell – TVJ
Junior Dowie Award for sports photography Ricardo Makyn – The Gleaner
?Best cover design – newspaper Tennesia Malcolm – The Gleaner
Aston Rhoden Award for news photography Norman Grindley – The Gleaner
Errol Harvey Award for human interest Norman Grindley – The Gleaner
Morris Cargil Awards for opinion journalism Gordon Robinson – The Gleaner
Excellence in reporting on the environment Janella Precius – TVJ
Best news, sports or current affair blog Dennis Jones Zaheer Clarke
?UNICEF Award for reporting on children’s rights Geovanni Dennis – RJR
Award for excellence in reporting on health and wellness Ryon Jones – The Gleaner
Excellence in reporting on agriculture Christopher Serju – The Gleaner
Excellence in reporting on Technology Kaneal Gayle – Business Access TV
President’s Award for investigative journalism Nationwide News
Hugh Crosskill/Raymond Sharpe Award for investigative journalism Dania Bogle – The Gleaner Jordan Forte – TVJ
Hector Bernard/Theodore Seally Award for News Kimberley Hibbert – Observer Giovanni Dennis – TVJ
Carlton Alexander award for business Khalilah Reynolds – Nationwide
Young Journalist of the year Syranno Baines – The Gleaner
?Journalist of the year ?Andrea Chisholm – TVJ