Media Advisory - The Canadian Journalism Foundation 12th Annual Awards Gala - Where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people!

            Canadian Journalism Awards presented on June 9th 2009

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ -

    The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) 12th Annual Awards Gala, to be
    held on June 9 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, is a unique
    event that brings together journalists, media executives, academic and
    business leaders to celebrate and reward excellence in Canadian

    The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Joe Schlesinger by
    Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of
    Canada. The Canadian Journalism Foundation is also pleased to welcome
    Morley Safer back to his native Toronto for a CJF special tribute.

    "Every year, the Canadian Journalism Foundation seeks out and recognizes
    journalists whose accomplishments are exemplary," said John Macfarlane,
    chair of the CJF board of directors. "This year is no exception, as we
    pay our respects to two broadcast greats, Joe Schlesinger and Morley
    Safer, in addition to the winners of our other awards."

    What:     12th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards Gala

    Where:    The Fairmont Royal York Hotel - Canadian Room - 100 Front
              Street West

    Who:      Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor
              General of Canada

              Joe Schlesinger, veteran CBC News foreign correspondent

              Morley Safer, 40-year correspondent with CBS News program 60

              Hosted by Valerie Pringle, Canadian Journalism Foundation chair
              John Macfarlane and Gala Committee co-chair Maureen Shaughnessy

              Some of the prominent business, community and journalists
              expected to attend include: Andy Barrie, Stevie Cameron,
              Joe Fiorito, Sarah Fulford, Chantal Hébert, John Honderich,
              Lisa LaFlamme, Linden MacIntyre, Peter Mansbridge, Bob McKeown,
              Trina McQueen, Peter C. Newman, Carol Off, Steve Paikin,
              Alison Smith, Mark Starowicz, John Stackhouse, Brian Stewart,
              Anna Maria Tremonti, Norman Webster, Hugh Winsor, and many

    When:     Tuesday, June 9th
              Reception at 6:00 p.m., dinner and awards at 7:00 p.m.

    Why:      Important presentations throughout the evening include:
              -  Lifetime Achievement Award to Joe Schlesinger in honour of
                 his renowned journalistic career as an editor, foreign
                 correspondent, columnist and reporter
              -  Special tribute to veteran broadcast journalist Morley Safer
                 in honour of his 40-year career as a CBS News correspondent
                 on 60 Minutes
              -  Excellence in Journalism Award to two Canadian News outlets
              -  Presentation of the Canadian Journalism Fellowships, the
                 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and the Martin Wise
                 Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

    The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization
    that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding
    journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating
    journalism websites, (English) and (French), in
    cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and by
    organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business
    people, politicians, government officials and academics about the role of
    the media in Canadian society.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact information: Sheila Hamilton
Campbell, (416) 488-3384,,; Marie-Eve
Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, (613) 998-0287,,,

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