Athenaeum Journalism Award

The Athenaeum Journalism Award, established in 2020 by newspaper alumni, is meant to celebrate exceptional journalistic work on campus. Up to $1000 each year is awarded to a contributor to the paper who has displayed journalistic excellence, commitment to The Athenaeum, and promise in campus journalism. The award has been supported by students, alumni, professors, prominent journalists including former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, the business community in Wolfville.

Creating an award to support Acadia’s student journalists has become a top priority of the paper, as discussions to defund The Athenaeum and Axe Radio reached the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) in March 2021. The SRC backed down from their proposal and discussions about The Athenaeum’s future are ongoing.

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