Michener Award and Fellowships: Last call for entries and applications

OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - The Michener  Awards Foundation  is reminding news organizations and journalists that the deadline is less than a month away for entries and applications for the annual Michener Award and two fellowships.

Russell Mills, the foundation president, uged news organizations whose journalism has achieved results for the public good this year to enter the  competition for the prestigious Michener Award.

He also urged qualifying journalists to apply for  two Michener-Deacon Fellowships, one for investigative reporting, the other for education.  Both offer $30,000 and $5,000 in expenses.

The deadline for both the Award entries and Fellowship applications is February 19, 2016. Full details are available on the foundation's website, www.michenerawards.ca

Since the  Award was establishd in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener  it has become Canada's most coveted  honour for public service journalism. Judges are required to take into account the resources available to the news organization to produce the reportage. As a result  organizations large and small, including weeklies and periodicals, have won awards and citations.

The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Reporting, supported by BMO Financial  Group,  is Canada's premier  award to encourage excellence in impact print, broadcast and online journalism.

The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Education, supported by CN,  funds a mature journalist for a semester as journalist-in-residence at a Canadian journalism  department. The winning applicant is expected to undertake a project in collaboration with the journalism school.


SOURCE Michener Awards Foundation

For further information: Russell Mills, President, email: russmills@rogers.com, Tel: (613) 722-9193


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