Deadline fast approaching: The Landsberg Award

Celebrating journalists championing women's equality issues

TORONTO, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Journalists giving greater profile to women's equality issues are reminded submissions for The Landsberg Award will be accepted only until this Sunday, March 8, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Entry is made easy through an online application form.

Presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation, this award http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_landsberg recognizes a working journalist (employed or freelance) doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. The recipient receives $5,000 from the Canadian Women's Foundation. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply.

The prize honours Michele Landsberg—award-winning journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact she had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada.

The winner of the inaugural award, presented last year, was Janet McFarland, a business reporter with The Globe and Mail whose reporting examined the issue of gender inequality on corporate boards.

The recipient will be selected by a jury of working journalists, including Landsberg, and will be recognized at the CJF Awards on June 3 in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York.  

View the award details and online application form.

Twitter: #LandsbergAward
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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.

About the Canadian Women's Foundation
The Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada's public foundation for women and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Since 1991, we've raised money and invested in over 1,300 community programs across Canada, and are now one of the ten largest women's foundations in the world. We take a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work. We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit www.canadianwomen.org.
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SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

Image with caption: "Janet McFarland, a business reporter with The Globe and Mail, was the recipient of the inaugural Landsberg Award, presented last year, for her work examining the issue of gender inequality on corporate boards. The deadline for the award this year is March 8. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150306_C8090_PHOTO_EN_12890.jpg

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: 416-955-0394 ext. 501, e-mail: nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca

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