TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - There are only a few more days to apply for The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) 2018 awards and fellowships, recognizing journalistic achievements and providing opportunities for emerging talent. The deadline for all but one of the following awards is at the end of the week, Friday February 16:
- The CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. There are two winners, one for large media and one for small.
- The new CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news in their community. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize.
- The CJF Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. We encourage nominations from all categories of journalism.
- The Landsberg Award recognizes a working journalist championing women's equality issues. This award is presented in partnership with the Canadian Women's Foundation, which provides the recipient with a $5,000 prize.
- The CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships allow two Indigenous journalists early in their careers (one to 10 years of experience) to explore issues of interest while spending one month with the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg.
- The CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism will bring an early-career journalist (one to five years of experience) to The Globe and Mail to work on a six-month long investigative journalism project under the guidance of a senior editorial team. Note the deadline for this internship is February 23.
Award details and online application forms are available at http://cjf-fjc.ca/awards/award-categories.
Recipients for these awards, with the exception of the CJF-Globe and Mail Internship, will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards (#CJFawards) at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 14.
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 and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396, firstname.lastname@example.org