Jack Webster Foundation - $18,000 in Journalism Fellowships Announced

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW/ - Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chairs Neil Soper
and Deb Sweeney today announced the recipients of an $18,000 investment in
training and development for BC journalists.
    Recipients of the Jack Webster Foundation Standard Broadcasting
Fellowships and the JWF Poynter Institute Fellowships will attend print,
broadcast and online journalism courses at the famed Poynter Institute in
    "We're proud that the success of the foundation's annual awards dinner,
together with a generous donation from Standard Broadcasting, have allowed us
to offer Poynter Institute educational opportunities for BC journalists,"
Sweeney said. "It's tremendously exciting that these awards are coming just as
a group of new BC journalists is returning from Vietnam and Cambodia on our
CIDA-sponsored Seeing the World through New Eyes program," said Soper. (See
the blogs at: http://www.jackwebster.com/awards/eyes-fellowship.shtml)
    The Fellowships provide up to $3,000 per Fellow to attend a journalism
seminar of their choice in St. Petersburg, Florida. The recipients are:

    -  Patrick Blennerhassett, reporter, Saanich News & Victoria News
    -  Michele Brunoro, reporter, CTV British Columbia
    -  Jasmin Doobay, news director, CKOV 63 in Kelowna
    -  Ethan Faber, assignment editor, CTV British Columbia
    -  Brian Liu, associate producer, Global National and CanWest Interactive
    -  Wendy McLellan, reporter, The Province

    Soper also announced that the 2008 JWF Poynter Fellowships will include a
fellowship for BC news editors in memory of veteran Vancouver Sun editor John
Olding, who passed away this year.

    The deadline for entries to the 2008 fellowships is February 15, 2008.

    The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize
excellence in BC-based journalism.
    The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship
of Bell Canada, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, CGA Association, CN,
HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia, Terasen Gas, Vancouver
International Airport Authority, Vancouver Port Authority and WorkSafe BC.

    Dates to note:......
    Visit the Jack Webster Foundation's website at www.jackwebster.com

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster
Foundation at (604) 261-6184 or by email at info@jackwebster.com

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