CJF News: Awards season begins; coming up in 2011

TORONTO, Dec. 23 /CNW/ - CJF News

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
The G20, the Honda Indy, the Queen's visit and the MuchMusic Video Awards. These are just some of the big news events covered by our 2010 Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award winner, Adrien Veczan during a six-week internship with The Canadian Press. You can see, hear and read all about it in Adrien's report. If you want a shot at next year's prize, hurry -- the deadline for the 2011 award is only three weeks away! Young photojournalists are encouraged to apply by sending in their proposal, portfolio and resume no later than January 7, 2011. read more

Lifetime Achievement Award
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to Journalism in Canada. Former Le Devoir editor-in-chief Lise Bissonnette won last year's award. Who will you nominate this year? Deadline for nominations is February 1, 2011. read more

Excellence in Journalism Award
The Excellence in Journalism Award honours an organization which embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices. Our two winners in 2010 were Toronto Star (large media) and Metroland Durham Region. Have you made a difference this year? Share the good news. Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2011. read more

Robert MacNeil Honoured at 2011 Awards Gala
Save the date -- at our 14th Annual Awards Gala on June 7, 2011, we will be presenting Robert MacNeil with the CJF Honorary Tribute in addition to our other award presentations. Join us as we celebrate a year of excellence in journalism, where Canada's newsmakers meet Canada's news people. read more


2010 Journalism Integrity Award
Last year J-Source launched its Journalism Integrity Award, which recognizes a person or organization that has had a positive impact on the quality of journalism in Canada. The 2009 award was given to the gutsy employees of CHEK-TV in Victoria, BC, who refused to give up their fight to save local TV. Who will win this year? Send in your nomination now (500- to 1,000-word description, deadline is January 10, 2011). read more

Letter From Our Chair

Thank you to our Friends
The CJF has had a great year, and we couldn't have done it without the support of our friends. Please join me in thanking them for their contributions. read more

Coming Up

Nieman Journalism Lab's Joshua Benton on New Definitions of Excellence
It's been an interesting year in journalism, to say the least. What does the coming year have in store for practitioners and audiences alike? Join us on Tuesday, January 18 to hear Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University, share his thoughts on what journalism will look like in 2011. A short interview and Q&A will follow, moderated by the host of CBC Radio's Sparks, Nora Young. read more


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