Media Advisory - Professional development fellowships - Call for applications

Deadline: February 25, 2013

VANCOUVER, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation has issued today its Call for applications for BC journalists seeking professional development opportunities.

1. JWF Fellowships to the Poynter Institute for BC Print, Broadcast and Online News Journalists
Up to three BC journalists will receive fellowships to the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.  With its goal of helping journalists to achieve excellence, Poynter has offered a wide-range of journalism programs since 1975. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Poynter Institute's website at to select a seminar of interest.

2. JWF Self Defined Fellowship
JWF Self-Defined Fellowships are available for those BC journalists who would like to create a self-defined opportunity for skills enhancement or research.

Deadline for submissions is February 25, 2012. For complete details and an application form, please visit or call or email the Foundation office.

2012 recipient, Barry Link, editor Vancouver Courier writes about his experience at the Poynter:
"I attended the Great Bosses seminar Oct. 14 to 20, 2012 at the Poynter Institute on a Jack Webster Foundation fellowship. It was an excellent experience thanks to Poynter's intensive course offering, the professionalism of the instructors and the seriousness with which Poynter regards our profession."

The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and encourage excellence in journalism in British Columbia. The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship BCGEU, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Fortis BC, Port Metro Vancouver, Teck, TELUS and WorkSafe BC..

SOURCE: Jack Webster Foundation

For further information:

Nora Newlands, Executive Director
Jack Webster Foundation
Tel. 604-261-6184    Fax 604-261-1964      Email:
Web site:

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