Journalist Melissa Martin elected to CAJ Board of Directors
WINNIPEG, MB, July 23, 2021 / CNW / – The Canadian Association of Journalists (ACJ) is delighted to welcome Melissa Martin to the ACJ Board of Directors as the new Regional Director representing Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.
Martin replaces outgoing CAJ member Sarah lawrynuik who announced last month that she would be leaving her seat to pursue an exciting new job outside of journalism.
Martin has over two decades of industry experience, both as a freelance writer and editor of the Winnipeg Free Press. She has been nominated twice from Canada columnist of the year by the National Newspaper Awards.
“On behalf of all of our members, the ACJ Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank Sarah for all of her hard work and dedication to the ACJ and Canadian journalism,” said ACJ President. Brent Jolly.
“Sarah is a dedicated community builder and has always been a strong voice for members in her region. Despite the incredibly difficult circumstances during the pandemic, she has done a remarkable job fostering meaningful relationships among journalists not only in her region. but also across the country. She will be truly missed. “
While serving on the National Council, Lawrynuik worked tirelessly as Chair of the ACJ Membership Committee to secure exciting new member benefits, with a particular focus on mental health resources. She also contributed to the work of the Communications Committee and helped launch CAJ’s inaugural mentorship program for journalists.
The Board of Directors of the CAJ would like to thank Kristin annable, holly moore, Brittany Hobson, and Temur Durrani for putting their names forward for election. Although they have not been successful in joining the National Board of Directors at this time, the CAJ hopes that they will all remain engaged in association activities in the Manitoba-NWO region in the future.
The board encourages all interested members to volunteer for send us a note!
The CAJ is from Canada largest national professional organization for journalists of all media, representing over 1000 members across the country. The primary roles of the CAJ are to provide high quality professional development to its members and to advocate for the public interest.
SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists
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