Media Advisory - Reminder - Jack Webster Foundation fellowship for young/new BC journalists

    Deadline for Applications is September 28, 2007

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - The Jack Webster Foundation has extended the
deadline for applications to the Seeing the World through New Eyes Fellowship.
    Applications to this program must be received in the Foundation's offices
by Wednesday, September 28, 2007.
    Complete information and application forms are available on the
Foundation's website of
    Seeing the World through New Eyes Fellowship is a partnership between the
Jack Webster Foundation and the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA). The program offers up to five short-term fellowships for young or
beginning BC journalists to report from the developing world. A three-day
training seminar in early November will precede two weeks of field visits to
two countries in sub-Saharan Africa in early February, most likely Rwanda and

    The fellowship is open to BC-based journalists who are aged 30 or
younger, or who are in their first five years of journalism, and who are full
time employees at a media organization or freelancers with a record of printed
or aired work. This program is intended to provide eligible journalists with
their first opportunity to report from developing countries.

    The Jack Webster Foundation, named after the late broadcaster who was
Western Canada's best known and most influential reporter, was established in
1986 to recognize excellence in British Columbia journalism. The annual
journalism awards dinner in his honour will be held October 22, 2007 at the
Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship
of Accenture, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Bell Canada, CGA
Association, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia,
Terasen Gas, Vancouver International Airport Authority, Vancouver Port
Authority and WorkSafe BC.

For further information:

For further information: Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster
Foundation, Tel. (604) 618-6949, Fax. (604) 261-1964, Email:, Website:

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