TORONTO, April 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chairs Don Babick and Scott Macrae today announced more than $14,000 in funding for 2012 recipients of the JWF Professional Development Fellowships.
Four recipients will attend the Poynter Institute in Florida in the following courses: Entrepreneurship in Media Organizations, TV Power Reporting, and Poynter Leadership Academy.
"We're very proud that the Jack Webster Foundation is able to provide professional development opportunities for BC journalists," Macrae said. "To date a total of $182,000 has been distributed." The 2012 Jack Webster Foundation Fellows are:
- Cale Cowan, regional managing editor, Nanaimo Daily News
- Bhinder Sajan, reporter, CTV BC
- Barry Link, editor, Vancouver Courier
- Eric Szeto, reporter, Global Okanagan
Link receives the JWF Fellowship in the name of the late BC reporter Don Matheson, whose estate endowed an award for a BC-born journalist.
Deadline for entries to the 2013 fellowships is February 25, 2013
The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and support excellence in BC-based journalism.
The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of BCGEU, BCLC, CGA Association, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Fortis BC, Port Metro Vancouver, Teck, TELUS and WorkSafe BC.
Dates to note:
2012 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS - DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: June 30, 2012
2011 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS DINNER - November 1, 2012
Visit the Jack Webster Foundation's website at www.jackwebster.com
For further information:
Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604-261-6184 or by email at [email protected].