Canadian Journalism Foundation: Next event Mar. 16 "Stories from Haiti"

TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ -

    
    CJF Newsletter
    issue 38, MARCH 10
    

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PLEASE JOIN US AT OUR NEXT CJF FORUM

STORIES FROM HAITI: A ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION WITH REPORTERS WHO WERE THERE

Tuesday, March 16 / 6:30 p.m. / Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

It was a news story that transfixed the world for days, then weeks: A massive earthquake in Haiti left thousands dead and thousands more homeless without food, water or medical help. The pictures and stories coming out of the collapsing nation were heartbreaking. Some accused the media of feeding on suffering, while others credited them for bringing attention and thus aid to the devastated country. But no one would dispute that for those who were there it was an unforgettable assignment.

Handling mixed emotions was just the first of many challenges faced by journalists who took on the tough assignment of reporting in Haiti. At the next CJF Forum, join Maclean's foreign correspondent Michael Petrou, Toronto Star reporter and columnist Catherine Porter, Globe and Mail reporter Anna Mehler Paperny and Globe and Mail photographer Fernando Morales as they reflect on their work and time spent in Haiti. The discussion will be moderated by author and journalist Sally Armstrong.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m.; Reception 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

Tickets are $15 or $5 with student ID. Visit the EVENT PAGE (http://cjfhaiti.eventbrite.com) for more details and to purchase tickets. Thank you to CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor: BMO FINANCIAL GROUP

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CJF PRESENTS LISE BISSONNETTE WITH 2010 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The CJF is pleased to present Lise Bissonnette, former parliamentary correspondent, editorialist and editor-in-chief of Le Devoir, with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award (http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_lifetime.htm).

Bissonnette held various positions at the Montreal daily Le Devoir before ultimately becoming editor-in-chief from 1990 to 1998. In 1998, she was appointed president and general director of the Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, a position she held until her retirement in June 2009. Under her leadership, the establishment has become Quebec's largest cultural institution in terms of size and the broad range of its missions.

The award will be presented at the CJF Annual Awards Gala on June 10 in Toronto.

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    The industry's must-attend event, where Canada's newsmakers meet Canada's
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    Featuring an HONORARY TRIBUTE to
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    JUNE 10, 2010
    Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

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GREG CLARK AWARD SUBMISSIONS DUE MARCH 19

Applications for the GREG CLARK AWARD, which offers young journalists an opportunity to spend up to one week exploring a topic they regularly cover, are due March 19.

"I finish almost every day wishing I had just a little more time to look a little more closely at the issues I cover," says last year's winner, CBC Radio Calgary reporter Mary-Catherine McIntosh, who spent a week with temporary foreign worker advocates. What's your issue? APPLY NOW. (http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_gregclark.htm)

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For further information: For further information: The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 117 Peter St., 3rd fl., Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9, Tel: (416) 955-0630, E-mail: info@cjf-fjc.ca

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