Michener Awards Foundation offers two journalism fellowships

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Michener Awards Foundation is reminding journalists that the February 24 deadline is approaching for applications for two fellowships and the prestigious annual Michener Award.

For the first time, the foundation is funding a fellowship dedicated to education. It will support a journalist-in-residence for a semester in a recognized Canadian journalism department.  This is in addition to the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism that supports a reporting project on issues that serve the public interest. Both fellowships provide $30,000 and $5,000 in expenses to a successful applicant.

The foundation continues to administer the annual Michener Award for Journalism that makes a significant impact for the public good.  Since it was established in 1970 by Governor General Roland Michener, the award  has been recognized as Canada's premier honour for investigative journalism that achieves results in public policy or in the lives of Canadians.

The award and the two fellowships will be presented  by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on June 12, 2012.

SOURCE Michener Awards Foundation

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Details are on the foundation's website, www.michenerawards.ca


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