Media Advisory - Professional development fellowships - Call for applications

Deadline extended: March 15, 2010

VANCOUVER, March 3 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation welcomes 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. Recipients will have until February 28, 2011 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 Self Defined Fellowship

JWF Self-Defined Fellowships are available to BC journalists who would like to apply for a self-defined opportunity for skills enhancement or research.

Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 15, 2010. For complete details and an application form, please visit or call or email the Foundation office.

Over $150,000 has been awarded to 41 BC journalists since the program's introduction in 2001. Apply today to this unique opportunity for professional development.

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 Bell Canada, BCLC, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Terasen Gas, Port Metro Vancouver and WorkSafe BC.

SOURCE Jack Webster Foundation

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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