CJF upcoming events, year in review

TORONTO, Aug. 5 /CNW/ - As journalism goes, so goes democracy.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation is working for better journalism.

Summer 2010

COMING UP

    
    State of Political Journalism
    with David Frum
    Monday, September 27
    Fairmont Royal York Hotel
    in collaboration with The Canadian Club of Toronto

    Democracy and Journalism:
    The View from City Hall
    with David Miller
    Tuesday, October 12
    in collaboration with the Munk Centre at the University of Toronto

    What's Next for Broadcast News
    with Mark Lukasiewicz
    November TBD
    Venue TBD
    

Event details and ticket information coming in August. Sign up now to receive updates:

http://cjf-fjc.ca/enewsletter_detail.cfm

2009/2010 YEAR IN REVIEW

RECOGNITION

LISE BISSONNETTE AND RIM CEOS HONOURED AT AWARDS GALA

The CJF recognizes outstanding achievement through one of the industry's most prestigious annual awards program. It culminates at our Annual Awards Gala, where prominent journalists, media executives, business and public sector leaders come together to celebrate excellence in journalism. This year, we honoured past Le Devoir editor Lise Bissonnette with a Lifetime Achievement Award (pictured at left with award presenter Chantal Hébert) and Research In Motion co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie for their role in revolutionizing the technology of modern journalism.

Visit our GALA page for full coverage (http://cjf-fjc.ca/gala.htm)

DISCUSSION

CJF FORUMS ALLOW PUBLIC TO ACCESS TOP JOURNALISTS

Justice. Equity. Unity. Democracy. Journalists and non-journalists alike explore the most pressing issues facing the country today at our monthly CJF Forums. Here is a sampling of forums from our last season:

    
    -   News Blackouts Save Lives with Robert Fowler, John Cruickshank,
        Stephen Northfield and Robert Hurst
    -   Diversity in the Media with Madeline Ziniak, Lori Abittan, Jagdish
        Grewal, Shirley Chan and Noëlle Richardson
    -   Arts Journalism: Staying Critical in the Digital Age with Kamal Al-
        Solaylee, Kate Taylor, Seamus O'Regan and Bronwyn Drainie
    

For recaps of all events, visit OUR CJF forums page (http://cjf-fjc.ca/forums.htm)

EDUCATION

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION FOR CANADA'S MEDIA MANAGERS

The CJF and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto launched the Media Management Executive Education Program, Canada's only management certificate program for journalists. The program addresses the challenges facing media executives today and helps equip managers with the necessary tools to make smarter strategic and operational decisions. In 2010, the residential program takes place from October 15 to 17 at the Institute for Learning in Toronto and features Jonathan Goodman, Richard Siklos and Chrystia Freeland as guest panellists.

For program details, visit the ROTMAN MMEEP site (http://ep.rotman.utoronto.ca/open/MMEEP/)

INFORMATION

THE NUMBER ONE SOURCE FOR CANADIAN JOURNALISM NEWS AND COMMENTARY

Those immersed in the industry have come to depend on J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) to provide them with the latest journalism news, opinions, tools, advice and connections. These website projects are maintained in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools and organizations. Recent headlines include:

    
    -   Stories behind the stories, from the reporters who were there
    -   Opinions and ideas on recent news coverage
    -   Expert responses to common dilemmas
    -   Tried-and-tested tools for journalists, teachers and students
    -   News on research findings and academic achievements
    

Visit J-SOURCE.CA (http://j-source.ca)

LETTER FROM OUR CHAIR

As a CJF supporter, you are aware of the importance of journalism. Journalism is the lifeblood of democracy. Access to in-depth, authoritative information is vital to the democratic process. Canadians need the best available information in order to make sound decisions about the issues that shape our society.

Over the last 20 years the CJF has built a strong foundation -- and made an impact on Canadian journalism -- through the generous support of our sponsors and board members. However, our ability to build on this work is directly tied to our ability to fund future ambitions.

I'd like to take this opportunity to remind you what the CJF has accomplished over the past year, and give you a preview of what's to come this season. Our continued success relies on your ongoing participation.

Thank you for everything you do to help us enhance standards of excellence in journalism.

    
    Sincerely yours,

    John Macfarlane
    Chair, Board of Directors
    The Canadian Journalism Foundation
    

We need the support of Canadian corporations, foundations and individuals to sustain the CJF's current programs and to grow our reach and influence across Canada.

If you would like to support us, here's how you can help:

    
    -   Become a FRIEND OF BETTER JOURNALISM.
        (http://cjf-fjc.ca/recognition.htm)
    -   Follow us and retweet on TWITTER. (http://twitter.com/jsource)
    -   Send us story ideas and news tips for J-SOURCE and PROJETJ.
        (http://www.j-source.ca/english_new/page.php?p=21)
    -   View one of our PAST EVENTS. (http://cjf-fjc.ca/forums.htm)
    



For further information: For further information: THE CANADIAN JOURNALISM FOUNDATION, LA FONDATION DU JOURNALISME CANADIEN, 59 Adelaide St. East, Suite 500, Toronto, ON, M5C 1K6, t: 416.955.0394, f: 416.532.6879, programs@cjf-fjc.ca


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