Deadline approaching: Apply now for CJF awards recognizing innovation and excellence in journalism

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - With the deadline only a week away, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) welcomes applications for its inaugural Innovation Award and its annual Excellence in Journalism Award. The deadline is February 17, 2015.

CJF Innovation Award
Did you develop distinctive reporting strategies or new ways of engaging with audiences? This new award recognizes innovations that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality of journalism. Read the award details.

Excellence in Journalism Award
Did your journalism make a difference? This award honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. Winners are selected in two categories: 1) large media organization and 2) small media organization. Read the award details.

All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 3. This year's gala will be a celebration of the CJF's 25th anniversary. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until February 27.

About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers' series, we facilitate 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 supports journalism websites (English) and (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

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For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, Phone: 416-955-0394 ext. 501, e-mail:


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