TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - The Toronto Star investigative team's "stubborn emphasis on substance" -- particularly
for its quality and quantity of investigative journalism - has helped
them secure J-Source's second annual Journalism Integrity Award for its contributions to quality journalism.
The Toronto Star's investigative team was nominated for putting "its money ... where its
reporters are: digging compelling, provocative, and yes, socially
important (remember that concept?) stories out of data, out of abuses
and injustices, out of the rubble of post-earthquake Haiti, and out of
surprising places like sports."
The Journalism Integrity Award was established in 2009 to honour
journalists or organizations that demonstrate a positive impact on the
quality of journalism in Canada. The inaugural winners were the
employees of the CHEK-TV newsroom in Victoria, BC, who bought the
station and operated it as a local, independent news station dedicated
to improving the quality and quantity of local news. The jury selects
the winner from nominations submitted by J-Source readers and contributors.
Since 2007, J-Source and ProjetJ have been helping Canadians passionate about journalism stay on top of
the profession. We've been monitoring trends, spreading news about
innovations and examining ethical issues and shifting economic models
during this time of revolutionary change. We strive to recognize and
celebrate the efforts of journalists, journalism educators, activists
and citizens who believe that journalism can make a difference in a
functioning democracy. Visit us online at j-source.ca
J-Source and ProjetJ are projects of the Canadian Journalism Foundation in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations
across the country.
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