Deadline: February 27, 2012
VANCOUVER, Jan. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation has issued today its Call for applications for BC journalists seeking professional development opportunities.
1. JWF Fellowships to the Poynter Institute for BC Print, Broadcast and Online News Journalists
Up to two BC journalists will receive fellowships to the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. With its goal of helping journalists to achieve excellence, Poynter has offered a wide-range of journalism programs since 1975. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Poynter Institute's website at www.poynter.org to select a seminar of interest.
2. JWF Self Defined Fellowship
JWF Self-Defined Fellowships are available for those BC journalists who would like to create a self-defined opportunity for skills enhancement or research.
Recipients will have until February 28, 2013 to attend the Poynter seminar in which they have been accepted or complete their self-defined fellowship.
Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2012. For complete details and an application form, please visit http://www.jackwebster.com/fellowships/info.php or call or email the Foundation office.
2011 recipient, Jessica Barrett writes about her experience at the Poynter in the Narrative Writing Seminar:
"Poynter …is a place dedicated to the creation and promotion of exemplary journalism through meticulous reporting and innovative storytelling. I was reminded how important the work is that we do and how a well-crafted story can not only maximize its impact, but also make the work more fulfilling on a personal level."
The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize and encourage excellence in journalism in British Columbia. The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship BCGEU, BCLC, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Fortis BC,
Port Metro Vancouver, Teck, TELUS and WorkSafe BC.
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