Canadian Journalism Foundation 12th Annual Awards Gala

    TORONTO, May 26 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation invites you to
    join them in celebrating and recognizing journalistic excellence at its
    12th Annual Awards Gala on June 9, 2009 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel
    in Toronto.

    The Foundation announced earlier that Joe Schlesinger is the recipient of
    the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award. Schlesinger has reported for the
    last four decades from every part of the globe. He has covered wars and
    conflicts from Vietnam to the Gulf, and much more, throughout his
    illustrious career. The award will be presented to Schlesinger by Her
    Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of
    Canada. She will be addressing the gala audience, composed of roughly 400
    of the nation's top journalists, media executives, business and public
    sector leaders.

    The Foundation is also pleased to welcome Morley Safer back to his native
    Toronto for a tribute at this year's Gala. With a body of work spanning
    six decades and a host of awards to his credit, Safer is one of North
    America's most celebrated journalists. While he's best known for his
    nearly 40 years as a correspondent on the CBS News program 60 Minutes,
    his broadcast career began in Canada with the CBC.

    Other awards that will be presented at the gala include the Excellence in
    Journalism Award - which will be awarded to winners in two categories:
    large media and small media - the Greg Clark Award, the Canadian
    Journalism Fellowships, the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and the
    Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship.

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

    The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization
    that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding
    journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating
    journalism websites, (English) and (French), in
    cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by
    organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business
    people, politicians, government officials and academics about the role of
    the media in Canadian society.

For further information:

For further information: Interview requests should be directed to:
Heather McCall, Program Manager, Phone: (416) 955-0630, e-mail:; To purchase tickets or for further information please
contact: Jody Jacobson, Executive Director, Phone: (416) 955-0394, e-mail:; Andrew Hind, Administrative Assistant, Phone: (416)
955-0975, e-mail:; The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 117
Peter St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9

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