Deadline: Postmarked February 25, 2011
VANCOUVER, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation has issued today
its Call for applications for BC journalists seeking professional
1. JWF Fellowships to the Poynter Institute for BC Print, Broadcast and
Online News Journalists
Up to two BC journalists will receive fellowships to the Poynter
Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. With its goal of helping
journalists to achieve excellence, Poynter has offered a wide-range of
journalism programs since 1975. Applicants are encouraged to visit the
Poynter Institute's website at www.poynter.org to select a seminar of interest.
2. JWF Self Defined Fellowship
JWF Self-Defined Fellowships are available for those BC journalist who
would like to apply for a self-defined opportunity for skills
enhancement or research.
Recipients will have until February 28, 2012 to attend the Poynter
seminar in which they have been accepted or complete their self-defined
Deadline for submissions is postmarked February 25, 2011. For complete
details and an application form, please visit www.jackwebster.com/awards/fellowship-poynter-info.php or call or email the Foundation office.
2010 recipient, Bal Brach writes about her experience at the Poynter:
The Backpack Journalist Seminar at the Poynter institute was a
transformative career experience for me. I felt recharged and inspired
after spending a week learning about video journalism from some of the
best reporters and instructors in the business. Not only did I
appreciate the classroom teaching, but I still cherish the great
conversation and debate in our nightly outings. We shared tips on
everything from editing to storytelling, as well as discussing the
current state of journalism and the future of the news business.
The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and
encourage excellence in journalism in British Columbia. The work of the
Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Bell Canada,
BCLC, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Terasen Gas, Port
Metro Vancouver, Teck and WorkSafe BC.
SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation
For further information:
Nora Newlands, Executive Director
Jack Webster Foundation
Tel. 604-261-6184 Fax 604-261-1964 Email: email@example.com
Web site: www.jackwebster.com