Final days to apply for The Landsberg Award

Celebrating a journalist who is shining a spotlight on women's equality issues

TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - Only a few days are left to apply for The Landsberg Award, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation. Journalists giving greater profile to women's equality issues are encouraged to apply before Friday, April 4, 5:00 p.m. EDT.

The award will recognize a working journalist (employed or freelance) doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. The recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply.

The award is named after Michele Landsberg—award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact she had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada.

The award is among several new honours that will be presented at the 17th Annual CJF Awards on June 4 in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York. The recipient will be selected by a jury of men and women currently working in media, and will also include Landsberg.

How to Apply
Submit one to three examples (in English or French) of original work from print, broadcast or online news reporting in 2013 that demonstrates exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens and shines a spotlight on women's equality issues in Canada. Applicants are also asked to submit a 250-word personal statement that addresses the following questions:

  1. How did a gender analysis and feminist framework inform your work?
  2. What impact did your stories have?
  3. What long-term impact do you hope to have with your writing on raising awareness of issues facing women and girls in Canada?

Further award and application details are available at www.cjf-fjc.ca/awards_landsberg. The award will be presented at the 17th Annual CJF Awards in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York on June 4, 2014.

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About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ.ca (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

About the Canadian Women's Foundation
The Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada's public foundation for women and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Since 1991, we've raised money and invested in over 1,300 community programs across Canada, and are now one of the ten largest women's foundations in the world. We take a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work. We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit www.canadianwomen.org.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

Contact:
Natalie Turvey
Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
59 Adelaide St. E, 5th floor
Toronto, ON  M5C 1K6
Phone: 416-955-0394 * Fax: 416-532-6879 * e-mail: nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca