Final hours to apply: CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships

Encouraging Aboriginal voices and issues in the media

TORONTO, March 6, 2015 /CNW/ - There are only a few hours left to apply for The Canadian Journalism Foundation's Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships, allowing two early-career Aboriginal journalists to explore issues of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples. Winners are hosted by CBC News for one month at its Aboriginal centre in Winnipeg.

The deadline is today at 5:00 p.m. EST.  Applying is easy with our online application form.

Applications are welcome from Aboriginal journalists—First Nations, Métis and Inuit—who for one to five years have been employed by, are under contract to, or are freelancing on the news and editorial side of regularly published newspapers and periodicals, television, radio, or online sites.

A stipend of $3,000, all associated travel and accommodation costs, a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses, will be covered by the CJF.

The recipient of the inaugural fellowship last year was Chantelle Bellrichard. Read about her experience.

The fellows will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 3, 2015. This year's gala will celebrate the CJF's 25th anniversary

Read the award details and apply using the online application form.

Thank you to CBC News, RBC Foundation, CN, Rosemary Speirs, a member of the CJF Board, Trina McQueen, a former CJF Board member and Isabel Bassett, former chair and CEO of TVO, for their generous support of this award.

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

Image with caption: "Chantelle Bellrichard was the recipient of last year's inaugural CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowship, which has now expanded to offer two opportunities. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)". Image available at:

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


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