TORONTO, April 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation, is pleased to announce the finalists for the annual Landsberg Award, recognizing exceptional coverage of women's equality issues.
The Landsberg Award celebrates a journalist who provides greater profile to women's equality issues. The award recognizes exceptional research, analysis and presentation through a gender lens in print, broadcast or online news.
"This year's Landsberg Award finalists have submitted outstanding work that illustrates the journalistic commitment to issues facing women and girls in Canada," says Sally Armstrong, journalist, human rights activist and author who serves as jury chair. "The work reaches every corner of the country and examines flaws in the law as well as the status quo."
The links to all finalists' stories available on our awards page.
The finalists are:
- Robyn Doolittle, reporter with The Globe and Mail, for "Unfounded," a series exposing a pattern of mishandling sexual assault cases by police across the country;
- Emma Jones, gender reporter for Discourse Media, who explored topics ranging from the complex connections between resource extraction and violence against Indigenous women to rape survivors in British Columbia waiting two years for counselling;
- Kathleen Goldhar, executive producer of CBC Radio's The Current, along with Anna Maria Tremonti, Lara O'Brien, Pacinthe Mattar, Kristin Nelson, Cathy Simon and Piya Chattopadhyay, for exploring topics ranging from a Canadian soldier whose military career was threatened for reporting workplace sexual misconduct to the work of the National Inquiry into MMIWG, leadership and reconciliation;
- Anne Panasuk, journalist, and Emmanuel Marchand, producer and director, of Radio-Canada's investigative program Enquête, for "Le cercle vicieux," (English version available) a documentary which examined Indigenous women denouncing pedophilia in their communities and the vicious cycle that occurs from one generation to the next; and
- Rachel Sanders, a freelance journalist for her series "Slaves to Tips: How BC Laws Fuel Sexism on the Job" in The Tyee, exploring sexism in British Columbia's restaurant industry.
The winner will be announced at the annual CJF Award, June 14 in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York, and receive $5,000 from the Canadian Women's Foundation.
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Chair - Sally Armstrong, journalist, human rights activist and author
Catherine Cano, president and general manager, CPAC
Kathy English, public editor, Toronto Star
Lianne George, editor-in-chief, Chatelaine
Michele Landsberg, journalist, author, feminist and social justice advocate
Paulette Senior, president and CEO, Canadian Women's Foundation
Lauren Strapagiel, managing editor, BuzzFeed Canada
Sarmishta Subramanian, editor-in-chief, Literary Review of Canada
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual award program featuring a must-attend industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers' series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
About the Canadian Women's Foundation
The Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada's public foundation for women and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence and leadership. Since 1991, we've raised money and invested in over 1,400 community programs across Canada, and are now one of the ten largest women's foundations in the world. We take a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work. We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit www.canadianwomen.org.
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