Last call for entries: CJF awards

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Today is the final day for journalists and news organizations to apply for a range of awards offered by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF). The awards honour individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to journalism and recognize those who show exceptional promise.

The awards, all with the same February 19, 11:59 p.m. EST deadline, are:

CJF Innovation Award
At a time when news organizations face unprecedented challenges and demands for change, this award recognizes innovations that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality of journalism. Read the award details.

CJF Aboriginal Journalism Fellowships
These fellowships allow two early-career Aboriginal journalists to explore issues of interest to First Nations, Métis or Inuit peoples while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Aboriginal Centre in Winnipeg. A stipend of $3,000, all associated travel and accommodation costs, a per diem for meals and other reasonable expenses, will be covered by the CJF. Thank you to CBC News, the RBC Foundation, CN, CJF honorary governor Rosemary Speirs and Isabel Bassett, former chair and CEO of TVO, for their generous support of these fellowships. Read the award details.

The Landsberg Award
This award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. Journalists working in print, broadcast and online news reporting are eligible to apply. The award is named after Michele Landsberg—award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist. The award is presented in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation, which provides the $5,000 prize. Read the award details.

Greg Clark Award
This award is unique in Canadian journalism, designed to offer journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The successful applicant will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to journalists. This award is generously supported by Shaw Communications and the Toronto Star. Read the award details.

CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism
This award honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with an impact on the community it serves. There are two winners, one for large media and one for small. Read the award details.

Lifetime Achievement Award
The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others. We encourage nominations from all categories of journalism. Read the award details.

All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards (#CJFawards) at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 16. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until February 26.

About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers' series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites (English) and (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 595 Bay St., Suite 401, Toronto, ON M5G 2C2, Phone: 416-955-0396, e-mail:


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