Jack Webster Foundation - Journalism Fellowships Announced

    TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chair Debora Sweeney
today announced more than $22,000 in funding for 2009 recipients of the JWF
    Seven recipients will attend the Poynter Institute in Florida in the
following courses: TV Power Reporting, the Poynter Leadership Academy,
Essential Skills for the Digital Journalist, Multimedia Journalism for College
Educators, and Backpack journalism. One recipient will attend the Banff
Centre's Science Communications Program.
    "To date, the Jack Webster Foundation has supported 40 BC journalists
with professional development programs and 20 additional BC journalists who
have participated in our CIDA-sponsored Seeing the World through New Eyes
program," Sweeney said. "It's a privilege to support BC journalists in Jack
Webster's name and to provide unique opportunities to enhance their education
and experiences."

    The 2009 Jack Webster Foundation Fellows are:

    -   Caroline Arbour, freelance
    -   Colleen Dane, reporter, Comox Valley Record
    -   Sandy Heimlich-Hall, assistant news director/assignment editor,
        CFJC TV
    -   Aaron McArthur, reporter, Global BC
    -   Sarah Petrescu, reporter/columnist, Times Colonist
    -   Paolo Pietropaolo, freelance
    -   Cheryl Rossi, reporter, The Vancouver Courier
    -   Maxine Ruvinsky, assistant professor/chair, School of Journalism,
        Thompson Rivers University

    Deadline for entries to the 2010 fellowships is January 15, 2010

    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 Bell, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada,
Labatt Breweries, Terasen Gas, Vancouver Airport Authority, Port Metro
Vancouver and WorkSafe BC.

    Dates to note:......
    2009 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS DINNER - Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    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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