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
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,
SOURCE: Michener Awards Foundation
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