Jack Webster Foundation - Journalism Fellowships Announced

VANCOUVER, April 20 /CNW/ - Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chair Debora Sweeney today announced more than $14,000 in funding for 2010 recipients of the JWF Fellowships.

The recipients will participate in educational opportunities including attending the Poynter Institute in Florida taking such courses as TV Power Reporting, Narrative Writing on Deadline, and Backpack journalism. One recipient will enroll in an online course offered by the London School of Journalism and another will be applying for the Knight Digital Media Center in Berkeley, California.

"To date, the Jack Webster Foundation has supported 47 BC journalists with professional development programs and 25 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."

"We are very pleased this year to offer an additional fellowship award made available for a BC-born journalist by funding received from the estate of the late Don Matheson, a former BC reporter."

    The 2010 Jack Webster Foundation Fellows are:

    -   Bal Brach, Global TV
    -   Jill Bennett, CKNW Newstalk 980
    -   Audrea Chan, Fairchild TV
    -   Lisa Johnson, CBC News
    -   Mona Mattei, Boundary Sentinel
    -   Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun

Deadline for entries to the 2011 fellowships is January 31, 2011.

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, BCLC, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Terasen Gas, Port Metro Vancouver and WorkSafe BC.

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2010 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS DINNER - Monday, November 1, 2010

Visit the Jack Webster Foundation's website at www.jackwebster.com

SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation

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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