Toronto Star investigative team wins Journalism Integrity Award

TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - The Toronto Star investigative team's "stubborn emphasis on substance" -- particularly for its quality and quantity of investigative journalism - has helped them secure J-Source's second annual Journalism Integrity Award for its contributions to quality journalism.

The Toronto Star's investigative team was nominated for putting "its money ... where its reporters are: digging compelling, provocative, and yes, socially important (remember that concept?) stories out of data, out of abuses and injustices, out of the rubble of post-earthquake Haiti, and out of surprising places like sports."

The Journalism Integrity Award was established in 2009 to honour journalists or organizations that demonstrate a positive impact on the quality of journalism in Canada. The inaugural winners were the employees of the CHEK-TV newsroom in Victoria, BC, who bought the station and operated it as a local, independent news station dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of local news. The jury selects the winner from nominations submitted by J-Source readers and contributors.

About J-Source

Since 2007, J-Source and ProjetJ have been helping Canadians passionate about journalism stay on top of the profession. We've been monitoring trends, spreading news about innovations and examining ethical issues and shifting economic models during this time of revolutionary change. We strive to recognize and celebrate the efforts of journalists, journalism educators, activists and citizens who believe that journalism can make a difference in a functioning democracy. Visit us online at j-source.ca

J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of the Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations across the country.

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For further information:

Heather McCall
Program Manager
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
hmccall@cjf-fjc.ca


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