TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Journalists who highlight women's equality issues are encouraged to apply for The Landsberg Award, presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation. The deadline is Feb. 22, 2019.
"The 'Landsberg' has become the gold standard for excellence in reporting on issues that affect women and girls," says Sally Armstrong, journalist, human rights activist, author and chair of the selection jury.
Established to increase women's voices and awareness of women's issues in the media, this award http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards_landsberg recognizes a working journalist—staff or freelance—doing exceptional research, analysis and reporting through a gender lens about women's issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply. The recipient will receive $5,000 from the Canadian Women's Foundation.
The award is named after Michele Landsberg—award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge her tremendous impact as an advocate and role model.
Last year's winner was The Globe and Mail's Robyn Doolittle, in recognition of her "Unfounded" investigation exposing a pattern of mishandling sexual assault cases by police across the country. Following its publication, the federal government announced $100 million to combat gender-based violence and law-enforcement agencies were prompted to review more than 37,000 cases, with several agencies reassessing their approach to such cases.
The winner, who will be selected by a jury of working journalists and Landsberg, will be recognized at the CJF Awards on June 13 in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York. Early bird rates for tickets and tables for the gala are available until Feb. 28, 2019.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates 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 a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, the Foundation works to achieve systemic change that includes all women. By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to move themselves out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for philanthropy focused on women, the Canadian Women's Foundation is one of the largest women's foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $90 million and funded over 1,900 programs across the country. These programs focus on addressing the root causes of the most critical issues, and helping women and girls who face the greatest barriers. For more information, please visit www.canadianwomen.org.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: Natalie Turvey, President and Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: 416-955-0396, E-mail: [email protected]