TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Which Canadian journalist should be recognized for his/her significant lifetime contribution to the craft? Nominate your choice for The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Lifetime Achievement Award before the Feb. 16, 2018 deadline.
"More than ever, we understand the importance of accuracy and credibility in reporting the news," says jury chair Anthony Wilson-Smith, president and CEO of Historica Canada. "The nominees in this field have typically reflected the highest measure of these qualities throughout their respective careers."
Among the achievements to be considered are: body of journalistic work during his/her career, contribution to society through outstanding journalism, and recognition and respect from peers and community. Individuals who have worked in any media and in any journalism category are eligible for consideration.
Last year's recipient was Jean Pelletier, senior director of television current affairs and documentaries for Radio-Canada. Pelletier joined a list of esteemed journalists who have received the award, including Lloyd Robertson, Peter Bregg, Michael Maclear, Lise Bissonnette, Joe Schlesinger, Norman Webster, Knowlton Nash, June Callwood, Bernard Derome, Peter C. Newman, Peter Gzowski and Robert Fulford.
The winner will be presented at the CJF Awards at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 14, 2018. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables are available until Jan. 31, 2018.
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 award 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 and fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, E-mail: [email protected], Phone: 416-955-0396