TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - With the deadline only a week away, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) invites print, online and broadcast media from across the country to apply for its Excellence in Journalism Award.
This coveted award celebrates a news organization that embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices. Winners in two categories are selected:
1) Large or national media
2) Small/medium or local/regional media
Past award recipients in the large media category include the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Canadian Press and CTV News. In the small media category, CBC Manitoba, Metroland Durham Region, The Telegram, and The Tyee were among those embodying exemplary journalistic standards and practices.
After 16 years, the award has gained credibility and status as one of journalism's major awards and is the only one given to a journalistic organization for overall extraordinary performance. This year's winner will be announced at the CJF 15th Annual Awards Gala to be held at The Fairmont Royal York on June 7.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
For further information:
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
59 Adelaide St. E, 5th floor
Toronto, ON M5C 1K6
Phone: 416-955-0394 * Fax: 416-532-6879 * e-mail: [email protected]