Canadian Journalism Foundation: Diversity in the Media event tonight, new
photojournalism award

TORONTO, Oct. 20 /CNW/ -

    CJF Newsletter
    issue 34, OCTOBER 09

    Tuesday, October 20 / 6:30 p.m. / Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

In an effort to bring lessons learned about diversity and programming to a wider audience, the monthly Canadian Journalism Foundation Forums series presents a case study in reaching out to diverse audiences with Joan Melanson, executive producer at CBC Radio, Toronto; and Nick Davis, producer of Metro Morning (both pictured at left). Suanne Kelman, a professor at Ryerson's School of Journalism, will interview the panel. The presentation will be followed by a cocktail reception. Visit the CJF PROGRAMS page for more info ( or REGISTER NOW (

COMING UP: On November 17, Robert Fowler, a Canadian diplomat and special envoy of the UN Secretary-General to Niger, will be joined by Toronto Star publisher John Cruickshank and others to discuss the significance of news blackouts in kidnapping cases.

NEW SPONSOR: The CJF is pleased to welcome BMO Financial Group as the CJF Forums Exclusive Series Sponsor. We thank them for the generosity in supporting this series of events exploring issues relevant to good journalism.

NEW Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

The CJF and The Canadian Press have teamed up to launch a new photojournalism award in memory of award-winning photojournalist Tom Hanson. The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award offers a six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto for a photojournalist in the early stages of his or her career. Applications will be accepted starting November 1. Please visit the TOM HANSON AWARD page for more information (

J-SOURCE launches Future of Journalism

In response to increasing concerns and questions surrounding the future of journalism in the digital age, has introduced a special section called THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM ( featuring news, ideas and other resources on the topic. Current articles and recordings include:

    -   What's Next for News: Videos, live blog and more Coverage of recent
        events at Ryerson University featuring Clay Shirky, Andrew Keen,
        Mathew Ingram, Mary Sheppard, Marissa Nelson, Romina Maurino, Bryan
        Borzykowski, Amber MacArthur and Adrian Ma.
    -   Staying free from influence in non-profit journalism - Is foundation-
        funded journalism free of ethical landmines? Absolutely not, writes
        Bilbo Poynter, executive director of the charitable Canadian Centre
        for Investigative Reporting, but there are ways to step around them.
    -   Can reporting prosper in a "parasitic golden age?" - Information
        still costs money, but there are ways to make journalism pay its way,
        Ira Basen and Rem Rieder told a recent CJF Forums audience.

For further information: For further information: The Canadian Journalism Foundation,, 117 Peter St. 3rd fl., Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9, Tel: (416) 955-0630, E-mail:

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