The Landsberg Award: Revised Criteria

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 apply.

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 Foundation.

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 questions:

  1. How did a gender analysis and feminist framework inform your work?
  2. What impact did your stories have?
  3. 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 The deadline is April 4, 2014.

Apply for The Landsberg Award.

Twitter: #LandsbergAward

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, English and (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

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

SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

Natalie Turvey
Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
59 Adelaide St. E, 5th floor
Toronto, ON  M5C 1K6
Phone: 416-955-0394 * Fax: 416-532-6879 * e-mail:

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