Michener Awards deadline for applications February 24

OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - The Michener Awards Foundation today issued a "last call" to journalists for applications for its new education fellowship - as well as a fellowship for investigative reporting and the prestigious annual Michener Award. The deadline for all three is February 24, 2012.

For the first time, the foundation is funding a fellowship dedicated to education. It will support a journalist-in-residence for a semester in a recognized Canadian journalism department.  This is in addition to the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism that supports a reporting project on issues that serve the public interest. Both fellowships provide $30,000 and $5,000 in expenses to a successful applicant.

The foundation administers the Michener Award for Journalism that makes a significant impact for the public good.  Since it was established in 1970 by Governor General Roland Michener, the award has been recognized as Canada's premier honour for investigative journalism that achieves results in public policy or in the lives of Canadians.

The fellowship winners will be announced in May and presented by The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, at a ceremony in Ottawa on June 12 when the winner of the Michener Award will also be announced.

SOURCE Michener Awards Foundation

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Details are on the foundation's website, www.michenerawards.ca


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