Call for entries by The Canadian Journalism Foundation

CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships, Greg Clark Award and The Landsberg Award

TORONTO, Feb. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) welcomes individuals to apply for the following opportunities: the CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships, The Landsberg Award and Greg Clark Award. The deadline is February 27, 2015.

"On the face of it, these awards differ in nature: one provides opportunities for Aboriginal journalists to explore their own stories, another puts a spotlight on women's issues and yet another allows an early-career journalist to examine his or her chosen subject in greater depth," says John Cruickshank, CJF chair and publisher of the Toronto Star. "But, overall, they each serve to cast a light or create opportunities in areas of journalism that merit our attention."

CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships
Now in its second year, this fellowship has expanded to allow two early-career Aboriginal journalists to explore issues of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Aboriginal Centre in Winnipeg. A stipend of $3,000, all associated travel and accommodation costs, a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses, will be covered by the CJF. Thank you to CBC News, RBC Foundation, CN and Rosemary Speirs, a member of the CJF Board, for their generous support of this award. Read the award details.

The Landsberg Award
Introduced last year in partnership with the Canadian Women's Foundation, this award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. 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. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation. Read the award details.

Greg Clark Award
This 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 will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist. This award is generously supported by Shaw Communications and the Toronto Star. Read the award details.

All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 3, 2015. This year's gala will celebrate the CJF's 25th anniversary. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until February 27.

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 challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation 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

Image with caption: "Last year's CJF award winners included CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship recipient Chantelle Bellrichard (CBC Vancouver), Landsberg Award recipient Janet McFarland (The Globe and Mail) and Greg Clark Award recipient Katie May (Winnipeg Free Press). (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150202_C8040_PHOTO_EN_11719.jpg

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: 416-955-0394, E-mail: nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca

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