2008 Jack Webster Awards launched

    VANCOUVER, June 2 /CNW/ - Neil Soper and Deb Sweeney, Co-Chairs of the
Jack Webster Foundation, launched the 2008 Jack Webster Awards today to
recognize excellence in BC print and broadcast journalism.
    Eligible BC print and broadcast journalists can win a "Webster" statue
and a $1,000 cheque if they are judged the best in one of 12 categories:

    -   News (one each for print, radio and tv),
    -   Feature (one each for print, radio and tv),
    -   Science and Technology,
    -   Legal Journalism,
    -   Business, Industry and Economics,
    -   Community,
    -   Chinese Language,
    -   Commentator of the Year - also known as the City Mike Award in honour
        of Jack Webster's groundbreaking CJOR radio program which established
        Webster as one of BC's pre-eminent commentators.

    Submissions must have been aired or published between June 1, 2007 and
May 31, 2008. Deadline for entry is June 30, 2008.


    Visit the Foundation's website at www.jackwebster.com for easy access to
information about the 2008 Jack Webster Awards and an electronic submission

    Jack Webster Awards Dinner

    The awards will be presented at the 2008 Jack Webster Awards Dinner on
Thursday, November 6th at the Westin Bayshore Resort and Hotel in Vancouver.

    The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize
excellence in journalism in British Columbia. The work of the Foundation is
made possible by the generous sponsorship of Terasen Gas, HSBC, Vancouver
International Airport Authority, CN, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia,
Vancouver Port Authority, Worksafe BC, CGA, Bell Canada and BC Lottery

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster
Foundation, Tel. (604) 261-6184, Fax (604) 261-1964, Email:
info@jackwebster.com, Web site: www.jackwebster.com

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