TORONTO, March 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The criteria for The Landsberg Award has been updated to encourage the submission of longer-form pieces of
work from print, broadcast and online journalists.
Initially requiring three examples of original work shining a spotlight
on women's equality issues in Canada, the criteria now requires between
one to three examples of original news reporting from 2013 so
journalists working in both short and long forms of journalism can
Presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation, the award is named after Michele Landsberg—journalist, author, social
activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact that she has
had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada.
This award will recognize a working journalist (employed or freelance)
who has conducted exceptional research, analysis and writing through a
gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada.
The award will come with a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's
Awarded to one working journalist (employed or freelance) who has done
the most to shine a spotlight on women's equality in Canada (in print,
broadcast or online news reporting) in 2013.
How to Apply
Submit one to three examples (in English or French) of original work
from print, broadcast or online news reporting that demonstrates
exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens and
shines a spotlight on women's equality issues in Canada. Applicants are
asked to submit a 250 word personal statement outlining the following
How did a gender analysis and feminist framework inform your work?
What impact did your stories have?
What long-term impact do you hope to have with your writing on raising
awareness of issues facing women and girls in Canada?
The jury will review applications in April and the award will be presented at
the 17th Annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 4, 2014.
For award details and the online application form, visit www.cjf-fjc.ca/awards_landsberg. The deadline is April 4, 2014.
Apply for The Landsberg Award.
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 cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools;
and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and
About the Canadian Women's Foundation
The Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada's public foundation for women
and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of
violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Since 1991, we've raised
money and invested in over 1,300 community programs across Canada, and
are now one of the ten largest women's foundations in the world. We
take a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical
issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to
create long-term change and bring community organizations together for
training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the
programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work.
We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other
women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more
prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women
and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit www.canadianwomen.org.
SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation
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