TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Nominations are now being accepted for
the 2012 J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year Award. While other media are naming their news makers of the year, J-Source is looking at the journalists who report or produce the news, or run or
own newsgathering organizations. Deadline for nominations is January 21, 2013. Once a year, J-Source shines a light on journalists who demonstrate
excellence, integrity and innovation. The J-Source Canadian Newsperson
of the Year award will honour a Canadian individual who has
demonstrated innovation or served as an inspiration to working
journalists, educators, and/or audiences and the Canadian public. S/he
demonstrates excellence, and has had a positive impact on the quality
of journalism at the local and/or national level. J-Source strives to
recognize and celebrate the efforts of journalists, journalism
educators, activists and citizens who believe that journalism can make
a difference in a functioning democracy. Who do you think we should
honour this year? We're looking for nominations from all areas of
journalism and from across Canada.
Nominate someone by clicking here, and then check online to see the list of nominations and comments for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year. A jury will select a
shortlist, to be announced in late January.
Last year's winner was Wilf Dinnick, founder and CEO of OpenFile.ca. Previous winners of the award—previously known as the Journalism
Integrity Award—were the Toronto Star and the CHEK-TV newsroom in Victoria, B.C.
About J-Source J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of The Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading schools and organizations across Canada.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information:
Wendy Kan, Program Manager
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
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