The Canadian Journalism Foundation welcomes submissions for a series of awards and fellowships honouring significant contributions to journalism and providing opportunities for early-career journalists.
CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award *NEW This new award celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news in their community as well as the practices that underpin factual reporting as key contributions to Canadian democracy. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize.
CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism
This award honours a Canadian organization that embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves. Winners are selected in two categories: 1) large media organization and 2) small media organization.
CJF Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others.
The Landsberg Award
This award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. The award is named after Michele Landsberg—journalist, author, social activist and feminist. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation, co-presenter of this award.
CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships
These fellowships allow two Indigenous journalists early in their careers (one to 10 years of experience) the opportunity to explore an issue of interest while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Indigenous Centre in Winnipeg. This award is supported by CN, and individual donors Rosemary Speirs, CJF honorary governor, and Isabel Bassett, former chair and CEO of TVO.
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