Michener Awards Foundation announces Fellowship winners

OTTAWA, May 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The Michener Awards Foundation today announced the winners of the 2013 Michener-Deacon Fellowships.

The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education is awarded to Julie Ireton, a reporter with CBC News, Ottawa, for her proposal to develop a workshop on entrepreneurial journalism to help journalists market their skills.

Her project would eventually link Carleton University's Sprott School of Business and its School of Journalism to assist schools of journalism across Canada and their students.

Photojournalist Roger Lemoyne is the winner of the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism for his project to investigate in words and photos the environmental and civic behaviour of Canadian mining companies in foreign countries.

He has won national and international awards for his photo documentaries of human conflict and turmoil. His work has appeared in Maclean's,  Paris Match, Time and The Globe and Mail.

The Investigative Journalism fellowship is supported by the BMO Financial Group. It allows a journalist to devote up to four months for a reporting project. Applicants are required to undertake a project that aspires to the criteria of the annual Michener Award for journalism with its emphasis on making an impact for the public good.

The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education, supported by the Michener Awards Foundation and the Family of the late Paul S. Deacon, is dedicated to the advancement of the education of Canadian journalists. The winner will spend time at a Canadian university journalism school, teaching or mentoring students, and also pursue personal education interests.

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host the Michener Awards ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 18 where the Michener-Deacon Fellowships will be presented and the winner of the 2012 Michener Award will be announced.

The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Roland Michener, then Governor-General, goes to a news organization. The judges' decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print and broadcast entries submitted for consideration.

Judges for the 2012 Michener-Deacon Fellowship
Lindsay Crysler (chair), former managing editor of The Gazette, Montreal, former director of journalism, Concordia University, Montreal; Clinton Archibald, associate professor, professor of public ethics, St. Paul University, Ottawa; Michael Goldbloom, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishops University, Lennoxville, Quebec, and former publisher of The Gazette and the Toronto Star; Lynne Van Luven, associate professor of journalism and creative non-fiction, University of Victoria; Erin Steuter, chair of the sociology department, Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB. 

SOURCE: Michener Awards Foundation

For further information:

Michener Awards Foundation :
Russell Mills
(613) 727-4723,  x 5179
email: mills@algonquincollege.com

Web sites:

Rideau Hall Press Office
Melanie Villeneuve
(613)  998-0287


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