The Canadian Journalism Foundation honours top investigative journalists

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - In recognition of the exceptional enterprise reporting taking place across the country, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to announce this year's recipients of the CJF Tribute to Investigative Journalism.

In the past, the CJF Tribute has recognized media luminaries or organizations for their impact on the international stage. This year, in celebration of the remarkable journalism taking place across the country by reporters, editors and producers, the Tribute is recognizing journalism that has made a difference in Canada.

"Despite all the doom and gloom about the media business, it has been a truly remarkable season for investigative and enterprise journalism—stories that exposed corruption and malfeasance, stories that 'afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted' in the grand tradition of journalism,' says Bob Lewis, chair of the CJF.

Here are the recipients:

"SNC-Lavalin: Service secret"
Anne Panasuk and Luc Tremblay
Enquête, Radio-Canada

"Mike Duffy Made Secret Deal with Harper's Chief Of Staff During Audit" and "Wright Worked with Two Conservative Senators to Reach Duffy Deal, Emails Show"
Robert Fife
CTV News

"Canadians in Algerian Gas Plant Attack Identified"
Adrienne Arsenault
The National, CBC News

"Last Moments of Lac-Mégantic: Survivors Share Their Stories"
Sinclair Stewart and Dennis Choquette
The Globe and Mail

"Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal"
Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle
Toronto Star

"Fatal Care"
In this joint investigation, the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald revealed 145 children died in provincial care over 14 years, triple the amount reported to the public.
Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald and Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal

The CJF Tribute recipients will be honoured at the 17th Annual CJF Awards on June 4 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Visit our 2014 CJF Awards page for ticket and table information.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation thanks the following organizations for their support of the CJF Awards: BMO Financial Group, Labatt, Accenture, Medtronic of Canada, Postmedia Network Inc., RBC, Scotiabank and Waste Management of Canada. Thank you also to CBC News, CNW, Maclean's, National Post, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and Porter for their generous in-kind donations.

Twitter: #CJFawards

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 organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; by supporting journalism websites, (English) and (French); and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE: Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information:

Natalie Turvey 
Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation 
59 Adelaide Street E., Suite 500 
Toronto, ON M5C 1K6 
416-955-0394 x501

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