One Week Left to Apply for the Canadian Journalism Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award

    Deadline: March 5, 2009

    TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) invites
media organizations from across the country to apply for its Annual Excellence
in Journalism Award.
    Since 1996, the Canadian Journalism Foundation has singled out media
organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence - accuracy,
independence, accountability, courage, originality, among others - with its
annual Excellence in Journalism Award. Winners in two categories will be
selected: 1) small/medium or local/regional media, and 2) large or national
    If your story deserves to be told, only you can tell it. Entrants are
asked to submit a written description explaining in 1,000 words or less how
the organization ensures journalistic excellence and why it merits this award.
The winner will be announced at the CJF 12th Annual Awards Gala to be held
this year at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel on June 9, 2009.
    Submissions are assessed against seven different criteria by a jury. The
2009 jury members are: Michael Benedict (chair), Peter Desbarats, Linda
Hughes, Dr. Frederic Jackman, Kim Kierans, Jean-Luc Mongrain, Florian
Sauvageau and Pamela Wallin. Past recipients of the award include:

    2008         The Canadian Press (large media)
                 The St. John's Telegram (small media)
    2007         The Hamilton Spectator (large media)
                 The Guelph Mercury (small media)
    2006         The Globe and Mail
    2005         The Hamilton Spectator
    2004         CBC News
    2003         The Record, Kitchener
    2002         CTV News

    The deadline for submissions is March 5, 2009.
    For all the information you need, visit or contact Jody Jacobson at or at 416-955-0394.

    About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

    Founded in 1990, 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 men and women, politicians, government officials and academics about
the role of the media in Canadian society.

For further information:

For further information: Jody Jacobson, Executive Director, The Canadian
Journalism Foundation, 117 Peter St., 3rd floor, Toronto, ON, M5V 2G9, Phone:
(416) 955-0394, Fax: (416) 955-0395, e-mail:

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