TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Nominations are being accepted online for the annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding
lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. Deadline for nominations
is Jan. 30, 2014.
The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a
commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her
work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model
that inspires excellence in others. The winner will be selected by a jury and presented at the 17th Annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 4, 2014.
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
Last year's winner was Michael Maclear, a broadcast journalist, foreign
correspondent, and independent filmmaker.
"The CJF Lifetime Achievement Award is exceptional," says Maclear. "It's
been a huge privilege to spend nearly 60 years in Canadian journalism."
Maclear was the CBC's first Far East correspondent, reporting
extensively from South Vietnam and, as CBC's London correspondent, was
the only Western network journalist permitted to film in North Vietnam
at the time. Maclear was also CTV's first foreign correspondent, based
in London. For 35 years, Maclear worked as an independent
writer-producer. During that time, he produced the definitive
documentary Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War, a 26-part television series, together with a book of the same title.
Maclear recently released a book on his experience in North Vietnam, Guerilla Nation: My Wars In and Out of Vietnam.
Maclear joins a list of esteemed journalists who have received the
award, including 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
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a
not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by
celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual
awards program; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among
journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of
the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ.ca (French), in co-operation with the country's leading journalism
schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education,
training and research.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information:
Natalie Turvey, Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation