CJF Newsletter: Lifetime Achievement Award nominations, Forums update, Awards
Gala

TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION IS NOW SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    
    SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION 2010
    Joe Schlesinger, 2009
    Sally Armstrong, 2008
    Norman Webster, 2007
    Knowlton Nash, 2006
    Pierre Berton, 2005
    June Callwood, 2004
    

The annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to journalism in Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others.

If you would like to nominate a journalist, visit the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_lifetime.htm) page and fill out the online nomination form. The deadline is February 1, 2010.

    
    TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE NEXT CJF FORUM
    THE RISE OF "ETHNIC MEDIA"
    Tuesday, January 19
    Presentation 6:30 p.m., Reception 8:00 p.m.
    Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto
    

While mainstream media continue to wring their hands over the future of newspapers and the loss of ad revenue, another more optimistic scenario is playing out across the country. The so-called ethnic media -- journalistic publications targeting new and third-language Canadians -- are flourishing. In fact, some are claiming them to be the new mainstream.

CJF Forums welcomes Jagdish Grewal, editor and publisher of Punjabi Post; Shirley Chan, editor of Ming Pao; Madeline Ziniak, Canadian Ethnic Media Association executive chair and OMNI Television national vice-president; and Lori Abittan, president and CEO of Multimedia Nova Corporation, to discuss their visions, how they're realizing them and the progress they're making.

Tickets are $15; $5 for students. To purchase tickets, visit the EVENT PAGE (http://cjfethnicmedia.eventbrite.com).

DID YOU MISS AN EVENT? VIEW PAST EVENTS (http://cjf-fjc.ca/programs_past.htm)

"It's a great time to be in journalism if you're 24 or 64.... In many ways, journalism today is so much better than when I started in the business."

- Rem Rieder, Journalism is Dead; Long Live Journalism, 09/15

"You cannot live in this city without coming across South Asians, Hispanics, Chinese, so you have to reflect that on the radio."

- Nick Davis, Diversity in the Media: A Case Study, 10/20

"Everything that was said, and indeed not said, had an impact. I don't think (the kidnappers) cared very much about who I was other than being a UN guy. But gentlemen, you told them."

- Robert Fowler, News Blackouts Save Lives, 11/17

"In promoting its new look, the CBC touts new energy, new attitude and new name. Wouldn't it have been nice to see more bureaus, more in-depth coverage and more correspondents."

- Sen. Hugh Segal, Democracy & Journalism, 11/23

FINAL REMINDER: TOM HANSON PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD Applications due Jan. 4, 2010

A final reminder that the deadline for applications for the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award is January 4, 2010. The award offers a six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto for a photojournalist in the early stages of his or her career. Please visit the TOM HANSON AWARD (http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_tomhanson.htm) page for more information and submission instructions.

THE 13TH ANNUAL CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION AWARDS GALA

SAVE THE DATE: June 10, 2010

Royal York Hotel, Toronto, ON

(xx)Hosted by Peter Mansbridge(xx)

Join the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) for this unique occasion as prominent journalists, media executives, business and public sector leaders come together to celebrate excellence in journalism.

    
    AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS PRESENTED AT THE GALA INCLUDE:
    - The Lifetime Achievement Award
    - The Excellence in Journalism Award
    - The Greg Clark Award
    - The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
    - The Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy
    - The Canadian Journalism Fellowships
    - CJF Annual Honorary Tribute to Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis of
      Research in Motion for their revolutionary mobile technology and its
      tremendous impact on how news is gathered, disseminated and consumed

    (xx) It's the industry's must attend event, where Canada's top newsmakers
    meet Canada's top news people.(xx)
    

SOURCE News - Media

For further information: For further information: download our Sponsorship Package (http://cjf-fjc.ca/pdf/cjf_gala_package_2010.pdf) or contact: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, (416) 955-0394, nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca; 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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