Jack Webster Foundation - Journalism Fellowships Announced

VANCOUVER, March 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chairs Joanna Piros and Ernest Yee today announced $15,000 in funding for 2015 recipients of the JWF Professional Development Fellowships.

All five recipients will attend the Poynter Institute in Florida in the following courses: Hands-On Backpack and Mobile Video Reporting, Secrets of Great Enterprise Reporting and The Effective Reporter.

"We're very proud that the Jack Webster Foundation is able to provide professional development opportunities for BC journalists," Yee said.  "To date, more than $200,000 has been distributed."

The 2015 Jack Webster Foundation Fellows are:

  • Paula Baker, online producer, Global BC
  • Anita Bathe, reporter, News1130
  • Robert Buffam, reporter/anchor, CTV News Vancouver Island
  • Tamara Cunningham, reporter, Nanaimo News Bulletin
  • Dan Fumano, reporter, The Province
      Cunningham and Fumano receive JWF Fellowships in the name of the late BC reporter Don Matheson, whose estate endowed professional development awards for BC-born journalists.

    The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and support excellence in BC-based journalism.

    The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of BCMEA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, CPA, Labatt Breweries, Fortis BC, Port Metro Vancouver, TELUS, CAPP and WorkSafeBC.

    Deadline for entries to the 2016 fellowship program is February 26, 2016.

    Dates to note:
    2015 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS – DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: June 30, 2015
    2015 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS DINNER – November 4, 2015
    Visit the Jack Webster Foundation's website at www.jackwebster.com

    Thank you to CNW for its support in distributing Jack Webster Foundation news.

    SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation

    For further information: please contact Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604-261-6184 or by email at info@jackwebster.com.

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