TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Further bolstering its awards and fellowships program, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to announce the new CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism. The deadline is Feb. 24, 2017.
This internship will bring a journalist to The Globe and Mail to pursue a six-month long investigative journalism project under the guidance of editors and senior reporters.
"The CJF is thrilled to offer this opportunity to emerging journalists who want to immerse themselves in an investigative reporting environment," says Natalie Turvey, CJF executive director. "Our collaboration with The Globe and Mail will provide talented, young journalists with resources and mentorship to fortify their skills and contribute to an important story in the public interest."
The annual internship allows a Canadian journalist early in his or her career (one to five years of experience) to work with a senior team at The Globe and Mail in Toronto on an on-going investigation focussed on public accountability, corporate responsibility and government funding.
The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the intern to stretch his or her investigative journalism skills with the help of some of the country's best reporters and editors.
Intern duties include reporting and writing, research, filing FOI requests, taking photographs, shooting and editing video, and designing on multiple platforms. The candidate will receive a stipend of $750/week for a six-month internship.
To be eligible, candidates should have completed at least one professional news media job or internship at a daily news organization. The internship will begin June, 2017.
The online application will include:
- Cover letter, addressing how the candidate will contribute to the process/project (Please note story pitches are not necessary.)
- Work examples (five to seven pieces that demonstrate skills and range of experience)
- Recommendation letter from at least two professional or school references
The winner will be announced at the CJF Awards at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 8, 2017. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until March 31, 2017.
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speakers' series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
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For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, 416-955-0396, [email protected]