Media Advisory - Jack Webster Foundation - Professional development fellowships - Call for applications

    Deadline: February 13, 2009

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation has issued today
its Call for applications for BC journalists seeking professional development

    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. Recipients will have until February 28, 2010 to attend the seminar in
which they have been accepted. Applicants are encouraged to visit the Poynter
Institute's website at to select a seminar of interest.

    2.  JWF Standard Broadcasting Fellowship for BC Broadcast Journalists

    The JWF Standard Broadcasting Fellowship for Broadcast journalists is now
in its ninth year. Up to $16,000 is available for distribution in 2009.

    Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2009. For complete details and
an application form, please visit or call or email the
Foundation office.

    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 of Accenture, Bell
Canada, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada,
Labatt Breweries, Terasen Gas, Vancouver Airport Authority, Port Metro
Vancouver and WorkSafe BC.

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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