Media Advisory - Deadline for 2007 Jack Webster Awards extended to July 13

    VANCOUVER, June 21 /CNW/ - Eligible BC print and broadcast journalists
may enter in the following categories:
      -  News (one each for print, radio and tv),
      -  Feature (one each for print, radio and tv),
      -  Science and Technology,
      -  Legal Journalism,
      -  Business, Industry and Economics,
      -  Community,
      -  Chinese Language,
      -  Commentator of the Year - also known as the City Mike Award in
         honour of Jack Webster's groundbreaking CJOR radio program which
         established Webster as one of BC's pre-eminent commentators.

    Submissions must have been aired or published between June 1, 2006 and
May 31, 2007.
    Winners receive $1,000 and a 'Webster' statue. There are no fees to
    Visit the Foundation's website at for easy access to
a submission form and information about the 2007 Jack Webster Awards.

    Seeing the World Through New Eyes Fellowship

    Information about the Foundation's Seeing the World Through New Eyes
Fellowship is on the website. This program is designed for new or young BC
journalists to experience reporting from a developing country. Visit for more information.

    Jack Webster Awards Dinner

    The awards will be presented the 2007 Jack Webster Awards Dinner on
Monday, October 22nd at the Vancouver Centre.

    The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize
excellence in journalism in British Columbia. The work of the Foundation is
made possible by the generous sponsorship of Terasen Gas, HSBC, Vancouver
International Airport Authority, CN, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia,
Vancouver Port Authority, Worksafe BC, CGA, Bell Canada, BC Lottery
Corporation and Accenture.

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster
Foundation, Tel. (604) 261-6184, Fax (604) 261-1964, Email:, Web site:

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