CNA Journalism grads win prestigious awards

Greenham, Penney also recognized for their work at AJAs

8/17/2018 9:18:59 AM

Kyle Greenham, a 2017 CNA Journalism graduate, was recently awarded the 2018 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. Here, he received two awards at the 37th Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) celebration in Halifax: gold for Best Community Newspaper Story, and silver in the Best Student Journalist category.

Beth Penney, a 2018 CNA Journalism program graduate, received the Geoff Stirling Memorial Journalism Award from Scott Stirling, President of Stirling Communications.

OTTAWA, Ont. It was a proud moment, for Kyle Greenham, when the 2018 European Union (EU)-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship winners were announced.
Greenham, along with two other journalists, will participate in a week-long study tour of European Union institutions in Brussels in October 2018. The fellowship is a joint venture of the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) – Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing nearly 600 members across the country.
Prior to the study tour, the winners will be recognized at an awards ceremony hosted by the Honourable Geoff Regan, Speaker of the House of Commons, in Ottawa this fall.
The Delegation of the European Union to Canada, with the CAJ partnership, aims to give young Canadian journalists an opportunity to advance their career goals and create life-long bonds with Europeans. The organization is a diplomatic mission with the mandate to promote the policies and positions of the European Union in Canada, to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the European Union as well as to give visibility, promote and strengthen EU-Canada relations. In Greenham’s case, he will focus on the fishery.
“This is a life-time opportunity. I’m really excited and look forward to bringing back some positive news for the fishery industry in the context of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).”
Atlantic Journalism Awards
The fellowship is Greenham’s second reason to celebrate this year.
He, along with fellow Journalism graduate Beth Penney, received awards at the 37th Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) celebration in Halifax this spring.
Greenham graduated from CNA’s Journalism program in 2017, and has since been working with the Saltwire Network of newspapers in Newfoundland and Labrador – most recently The Beacon in Gander. One of the two awards he received was while he worked at The Northern Pen in St. Anthony.
Penney graduated from CNA’s Journalism program this year. She has already worked at The Telegram as an intern, and after winning the AJA’s Geoff Stirling Memorial Journalism Student Award, was placed in a two-week internship with NTV earlier this summer. After completing her internship with NTV recently she has been hired as a broadcast journalist. 
“My instructors have been a great support system in my success. It has been a life changing experience working at The Telegram and going to school and it’s a proud feeling being recognized by an award. The impression the Stirlings have had on journalism in St. John’s is huge, and winning the award is an honour,” Penney said. “I was really excited about the two-week internship with NTV, which comes with winning the award because it was a really great opportunity to work with some of the best people in the industry. I gained some experience in broadcast journalism and expanded my career prospects.”
The AJAs, established in 1981, are a highly regarded annual program which recognizes journalistic excellence and achievement in print and electronic news media in Atlantic Canada. Since its inception, the AJAs have seen nearly 1,400 individual Atlantic Canadian journalists honoured for their journalistic excellence.
“Congratulations to both Kyle and Beth on their prestigious awards and outstanding accomplishments!” said CNA’s Dean of Academics, Applied Arts & Tourism, Brenda Tobin. “To receive Atlantic Journalism Awards and to be selected for amazing international opportunities are evidence of excellent journalistic knowledge and skills as well as commendable hard work. We are so delighted to see our Journalism graduates being recognized and wish Kyle and Beth continued success in their journalism careers.”
Media Contact:

Minal Abhange
Public Relations Specialist
College of the North Atlantic