Canadian Journalism Foundation News: Next event details, awards updates

TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ -

Last call for Lifetime Achievement Award nominations
The deadline for Lifetime Achievement Award nominations is February 1, 2011 -- if there's someone you would like to see recognized for their career achievements, send in your nomination now. The winner will be presented with his or her award at the Annual Awards Gala on June 7, joining the ranks of Canada's best known and most well respected journalists including Pierre Berton, Knowlton Nash, June Callwood and more. read more

Excellence in Journalism: more than just content
Now that the NNAs, NMAs and RTNDA award deadlines are behind you, you can devote your full attention to your application for the Excellence in Journalism Award. The award honours an organization which embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices. If you're too busy reporting, writing or otherwise doing great journalism but you still want to see your employer recognized for an outstanding job this year, please direct them to the award information page. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2011. read more

Reports online
Joshua Benton of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University looks ahead at journalism in 2011 with CBC Radio's Spark host Nora Young. Full report

Arielle Godbout, winner of the 2010 Greg Clark Award, spent a week in Ottawa with gun smuggling experts. Read her report. If you know a rookie journalist who'd like an opportunity to go behind the scenes on their beat, please tell them about the 2011 Greg Clark Award -- we are now accepting applications until March 18, 2011.

New at Awards Gala this year: Auction of Experiences
Would you like to have dinner with a media celebrity? Or go behind the scenes at a news show with the host as your personal guide? These are just two examples of the various Experiences that will be up for auction in advance of this year's Annual Awards Gala -- stay tuned for details in the next newsletter. The gala is where Canada's newsmakers meet Canada's news people and together celebrate excellence in journalism. read more

Now on J-Source: Marching to the police beat
The media coverage of the Toronto Police during the G20 was anything but kind, even resulting in charges being laid against an assaulting officer. The recent funeral for a fallen officer was covered just as zealously, yet the media's mood had drastically changed. Was there a connection? Dana Lacey reports. read more

The Vaccine-Autism Link Controversy: A Science Journalism Case Study
Brian Deer spent seven years investigating research that linked the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism, originally published in 1998 in the British medical journal the Lancet. In a series of articles for The Sunday Times of London and in a British Channel 4 documentary, he exposed the research's key finding as a sham. His investigation ultimately resulted in the British Medical Journal denouncing the research as fraudulent in January 2011.

On February 15, we welcome Brian Deer to Toronto to speak about lessons learned during his investigation. Following his presentation, Brian will join a panel discussion with Penny Park, director of Science Media Centre Canada (other panellists TBC). The discussion will be moderated by the host of Discovery's Daily Planet, Jay Ingram. REGISTER NOW

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