Media Advisory - Professional development fellowships - Call for applications

Deadline: February 27, 2015

VANCOUVER, Feb. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation has issued 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 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 29, 2016 to attend the Poynter seminar in which they have been accepted or complete their self-defined fellowship.

Deadline for submissions is February 27, 2015.

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 BCGEU, BC Maritime Employers Association, CPA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Fortis BC,  Port Metro Vancouver, TELUS and WorkSafe BC..

SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation

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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