Nominate a Canadian media legend for the CJF Lifetime Achievement Award

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - Less than two weeks are left to nominate your choice for the annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award.

Whose career has been committed to the highest journalistic standards? Whose work serves as a model that inspires you and others? This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. Individuals who have worked in any type of media and in any journalism category are eligible for consideration.

Deadline for submissions is February 17, 2015.

The winner will be selected by a jury and presented at the CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 3, 2015.

Among the items to be considered are: body of journalistic work during career; contribution to society through outstanding journalism; and recognition and respect from peers and community. This award is not limited to a specific category of journalism and we encourage submissions from all categories of journalism including the following: politics, general, business, arts and culture, sports, and cartoon/humour.

Last year's winner was Peter Bregg, the first photojournalist to receive the award. Over the past five decades, Bregg has travelled to more than 70 countries, capturing some of journalism's most compelling images. In addition to working with The Canadian Press, Associated Press and Maclean's, he was the official photographer to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1984-85.  Bregg is a member of PhotoSensitive, a photo collective that uses photography to support charitable causes, and he continues to take freelance commissions while teaching photojournalism at Toronto's Ryerson University Journalism School. View samples from his recent work and his archives.

Bregg joins a list of esteemed journalists who have received the award, including Michael Maclear, Joe Schlesinger, June Callwood, Lise Bissonnette, Peter Gzowski, Peter C. Newman, Robert Fulford, and Bernard Derome.

Visit our website for award details and submit your nomination using our online form.

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.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

Image with caption: "Peter Bregg, a photojournalist, was the recipient of last year's Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150205_C8948_PHOTO_EN_11886.jpg

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca, 416-955-0394 x501

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