Final days to apply: Canadian Journalism Foundation's 2017 awards program

TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - These are the final days to apply to The Canadian Journalism Foundation's (CJF) awards and fellowships program, recognizing journalistic achievements and providing unique opportunities. The Lifetime Achievement Award is the only award where nominations, rather than applications, are accepted. The deadline for all awards is February 24.

Here are the awards and fellowships:

CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism
This signature award honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting positive impact on the community it serves. There are two winners, one for large media and one for small. Read the award details.

CJF Innovation Award
At a time when news organizations face unprecedented challenges, this award recognizes innovations that make a difference in advancing the quality and viability of journalism. The winner receives $10,000, with thanks to sponsor Chevrolet. Read the award details.

Lifetime Achievement Award
The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others. We encourage nominations from all categories of journalism. Read the award details.

CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships
These fellowships allow two Indigenous journalists early in their careers (one to 10 years of experience) to explore issues of interest while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Indigenous Centre in Winnipeg. A $3,000 stipend, all associated travel and accommodation costs, and a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses will be covered by the CJF. Thank you to RBC Foundation and CN, and individual donors Rosemary Speirs, CJF honorary governor, and Isabel Bassett, former chair and CEO of TVO, for their generous support of these fellowships. Read the award details.

CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism
This new internship will bring an early-career journalist (one to five years of experience) to The Globe and Mail to pursue a six-month long investigative journalism project—focused on public accountability, corporate responsibility and government funding—under the guidance of editors and senior reporters.The program goal is to provide the intern an opportunity to stretch his or her investigative journalism skills with the help of some of the country's best reporters and editors. Read the award details.

The Landsberg Award
In partnership with the Canadian Women's Foundation, this award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply. The award is named after Michele Landsberg—award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist. The award recipient receives a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation. Read the award details.

Greg Clark Award
This award offers early-career journalists (one to five years of experience) a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The successful applicant will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist. This award is generously supported by Shaw Communications and the Toronto Star. Read the award details.

All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards (#CJFawards) at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 8. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until March 31.

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

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396,


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