TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Building on its tradition of honouring journalistic excellence, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) welcomes submissions for a new Innovation Award, in addition to its annual Excellence in Journalism Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The deadline is February 17, 2015.
"As journalism continues to evolve in unexpected ways, it is important that our awards reflect those changes as well," says Christopher Waddell, a member of the CJF Awards Committee and associate professor with Carleton University's School of Journalism and Communication. "And as we continue to face a challenging environment, it is crucial that we recognize the outstanding journalism, individuals and organizations that are models for what we do."
CJF Innovation Award
At a time when news organizations face unprecedented challenges and demands for change, this new award recognizes innovations that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality of journalism. Read the award details.
Excellence in Journalism Award
This award honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. Winners are selected in two categories:
1) large media organization and 2) small media organization. Read the award details.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others. We encourage submissions from all categories of journalism. Read the award details.
All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 3. This year's gala will be a celebration of the CJF's 25th anniversary. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until February 27.
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 awards 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 supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
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For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 59 Adelaide St. E, 5th floor, Toronto, ON M5C 1K6, Phone: 416-955-0394 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org