TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation is pleased to announce that Anna Maria Tremonti, award-winning journalist, former foreign correspondent and host of The Current on CBC Radio One, will host the CJF Awards, the annual gala celebrating excellence in journalism. The event takes place in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York on June 16.
"The quest for truth, accountability, understanding and a great story is age-old," says Tremonti, whose current affairs show won the recently renamed CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism Award in 2012 and was a finalist in 2013. "Even while the journalism business struggles, the core values and the need for journalism will never die. To that end, it is important to celebrate great journalism—those who are dedicated to it and those who encourage it."
The CJF Awards is the industry's must-attend event: it honours individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to journalism and recognizes those who show exceptional promise.
Awards to be presented include the CJF Tribute, the Lifetime Achievement Award, the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism (presented to winners in two categories: large media and small media), the CJF Innovation Award, The Landsberg Award, the CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships, the Greg Clark Award, the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, the William Southam Journalism Fellowships and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation thanks the following organizations for their support: RBC, BMO Financial Group, CN, Labatt Breweries of Canada, Scotiabank, Accenture, Manulife Financial, Medtronic, Rogers and Shaw Communications. Thank you also to CBC News, CNW, Maclean's, Metro, The Globe and Mail, National Post and Toronto Star for their in-kind support.
Visit the 2016 CJF Awards page for sponsorship opportunities and early-bird rates for tickets and tables, available until Feb. 26.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers' series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing journalistic challenges in the digital era. The CJF also supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
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For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: 416-955-0394 ext. 501, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org