CTV's Lisa LaFlamme to host 17th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards

TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor and senior editor of CTV National News, will host the 17th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards, an annual event that attracts more than 500 of the country's business and media luminaries.

Taking place on June 4 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, the annual gala honours individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to journalism and recognizes those who show exceptional promise. "This event is a good time to pause and reflect on what happens when you combine journalism and passion, critical thinking and curiosity," says LaFlamme, a past presenter and a regular presence at the annual event. "The CJF champions and celebrates the tireless and often brave work of reporters and the importance of a strong newsroom team. Our media landscape is spinning with changes but the role of strong journalism - to expose the best and worst of society - is a constant. The CJF Awards night recognizes and celebrates the very best. It's also a great party."

The Canadian Journalism Foundation thanks the following organizations for their support of this event: BMO Financial Group, Labatt Breweries of Canada, Accenture, Medtronic of Canada, Scotiabank, and Waste Management of Canada. Thank you also to CBC News, CNW, Maclean's, National Post, The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star for their generous in-kind donations.

Early bird rates for tickets and tables are available until March 31.
Visit our 2014 CJF Awards page for more information.

Twitter: #CJFawards

About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ.ca (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

For inquiries:
Natalie Turvey, Executive Director
416-955-0394 x501

To purchase a table or tickets:
Josh Gurfinkel
416-955-0394 x 503

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