TORONTO, May 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Hundreds of corporate leaders will join reporters and news executives from across Canada to recognize and celebrate journalistic achievement at The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Awards on June 13 at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto. Just a few tables and tickets remain for the evening event, the CJF's primary fundraiser.
This year's event will be hosted by Anne-Marie Mediwake, co-host of CTV's Your Morning, and will feature a CJF Tribute presentation to Time magazine's "Person of the Year," Maria Ressa, the embattled CEO and executive editor of the Philippine news site Rappler.com. John Honderich, chair of Torstar Corporation, will be honoured with this year's CJF Lifetime Achievement Award. Washington Post executive editor Martin Baron, a central figure in the Academy Award winning film Spotlight, will receive a Special Citation in recognition of his commitment to the pursuit of the truth.
"We look forward to honouring a stellar lineup of exceptional individuals who, with confidence and clarity, have contributed so much to journalism and to society," says Globe and Mail editor-in-chief David Walmsley, chair of the CJF. "Journalists are guardians of our democratic institutions, and we are delighted to see leading organizations coming out to support them at a time when traditional business models are challenged and there have been real attempts to silence the truth. Now, more than ever, this is a time when it is important to affirm that journalism matters and to celebrate excellence."
Supporters include presenting sponsor Deegan Public Strategies; sponsors Labatt Breweries of Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, General Motors of Canada, Medtronic, Rogers, Accenture, Thomson Reuters, CTV News, Jackman Foundation, Scotiabank, Facebook Journalism Project and Google News Initiative; and in-kind supporters The Globe and Mail, Postmedia Network, Toronto Star, Porter Airlines, The Canadian Press and CISION.
Other organizations attending include: Aphira Inc., Atkinson Foundation, The Ballroom, Blakes, BMO Financial Group, Canadian Bankers Association, CBC/Radio-Canada, CIBC, Coca-Cola, CIGI, Fasken, Intact Financial, Power Corporation and Torys LLP.
For tickets, tables or sponsorship opportunities, visit the CJF Awards page.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates 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 fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
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