Media Advisory - Deadline for Jack Webster Foundation fellowships for
overseas reporting experience

Applications postmarked by September 28, 2009

VANCOUVER, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - Seeing the World Through New Eyes will provide young or beginning BC journalists with an early career in-depth experience reporting from the developing world.

    -  The Jack Webster Foundation, in partnership with the Canadian
       International Development Agency, offers up to five fellowships for
       overseas research.
       -  A three-day training session in Vancouver in early November
          followed by
       -  two weeks of field research in sub-Saharan Africa in late March,

    -  The program is open to British Columbia reporters who are aged 30 or
       younger or who are in their first five years of journalism work, and
       who are employed full-time at a BC media organization or who freelance
       regularly in print or on air.

        Take advantage of this opportunity to see the world through new eyes
             and experience reporting from a developing country.

             For complete information visit

                         The Jack Webster Foundation
       Established in 1986 to recognize and encourage excellence
                               in BC Journalism

SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation

For further information: For further information: The Jack Webster Foundation, T: (604) 261-6184, F: (604) 261-1964, E:, W:

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