TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Early career journalists are encouraged
to submit their applications for the Canadian Journalism Foundation's Greg Clark Award. The award was created in memory of one of Canada's greatest
journalists - a war correspondent, an avid outdoorsman, a humourist,
but above all, a great reporter who excelled at storytelling. The
deadline for applications is March 16, 2012.
The Greg Clark Award is unique in Canadian journalism, designed to offer
working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key
decision-makers on their beats. The successful applicant(s) will get an
opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an
organization not usually accessible to the working journalist.
2011 winner Marion Warnica, who recently joined CBC Edmonton as a news
reporter, has just wrapped up her Greg Clark Award experience at the
Canadian Avalanche Centre in Revelstoke, British Columbia.
"For reporters in western Canada, stories of avalanche injuries and
fatalities are fairly common, but rarely do we have the time or
resources to do more than spot reporting," says Warnica. "The Greg
Clark Award gave me the gifts of mobility and time to investigate an
issue on the ground at the source - reporting tools that many
cash-strapped newsrooms must now view as luxuries."
Read a report of Marion's experience at http://cjf-fjc.ca/content/marion-warnica-2011-award-recipient.
Applicants will be welcomed from Canadian journalists who have been
employed for one to five years and are employed by, under contract to,
or freelancing on the news and editorial side of regularly published
newspapers and periodicals, TV and radio news broadcasters, and online
Applications must agree that any information gathered is off-the-record
unless the sponsoring organization agrees otherwise.
Successful applicants will write a brief summary of their experience
upon completion of their professional development opportunity.
How to Apply
Submit a proposal of no more than two pages outlining how such a
professional development opportunity would expand your knowledge of
your beat and help you in your daily work.
Provide two examples of your beat work. TV or radio clips should be no
longer than 30 minutes and should be on disc (mail) or available online
for download. DO NOT send audio or video files through e-mail. Original
clippings should be accompanied by a printout of the text (mail).
Include a resume and at least one letter of recommendation from a
The winner(s) will be honoured at the CJF Annual Award Gala, to be held this year at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 7.
If you know of early career journalists who deserve this opportunity,
please encourage them to apply. For full details, visit http://cjf-fjc.ca/gregclark or download the English or French brochure.
The CJF would like to thank CTV News and the Toronto Star for their
generous support of this award.
SOURCE News - Media
For further information:
Canadian Journalism Foundation
59 Adelaide St. East, Suite 500
Toronto, ON M5C 1K6