TORONTO, April 5 /CNW/ - Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chairs Don Babick
and Scott Macrae today announced more than $18,000 in funding for 2011
recipients of the JWF Professional Development Fellowships.
Six recipients will attend the Poynter Institute in Florida in the
following courses: Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist, TV
Power Reporting, Poynter Leadership Academy, Building a Successful
Social Media Strategy, and Great Stories Every Day. One recipient is
funded for an online course at Thompson Rivers University Opening
"We're very proud that the Jack Webster Foundation is able to provide
professional development opportunities for BC journalists," Macrae
said. "To date a total of $164,000 has been distributed." The 2011
Jack Webster Foundation Fellows are:
Jessica Barrett, reporter, WE Vancouver
Sharron Bates, news editor, Global BC
Robert Doane, announcer/operator, CBC Prince George
Sandra Hermiston, segment producer, CTV
Gordon Hoekstra, reporter, Prince George Citizen
Katie Mercer, social media editor, The Province
Dene Moore, news editor, The Canadian Press
Moore receives the JWF Fellowship in the name of the late BC reporter
Don Matheson, whose estate endowed an award for a BC-born journalist.
Deadline for entries to the 2012 fellowships is February 6, 2012.
The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and
support excellence in BC-based journalism.
The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship
of Bell Canada, BCLC, CGA Association, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt
Breweries, Fortis BC, Port Metro Vancouver, Teck and WorkSafe BC.
Dates to note:
2011 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS - DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: June 30, 2011
2011 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS DINNER - October 24, 2011
Visit the Jack Webster Foundation's website at www.jackwebster.com
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For further information:
please contact Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604-261-6184 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.