Call for entries: Canadian Journalism Foundation's 2019 awards program

    January 18, 2019

    To celebrate the outstanding journalism of reporters and news organizations across the country and provide opportunities for emerging talent, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is now accepting entries for its comprehensive 2019 awards program. The deadline for all award submissions is Feb. 22, 2019.

    "Celebrating fact-based journalism and recognizing journalists from across the country is vital in a challenging media environment that includes financial pressures on news outlets, and the spread of misinformation," says Wayne Parrish, chair of the CJF Awards Committee. "We look to quality journalism to effect positive change in our communities, strengthening the health of our democracy."

    The awards now open for submissions are:

    CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism
    This award honours a Canadian organization whose journalism effects profound and positive change in the community it serves. There are two winners, in large and small media categories. Read the award details. (New this year: Applicants can make their submission simultaneously to the Michener Award through a joint online form.)

    CJF Lifetime Achievement Award
    The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. Nominations are accepted for all categories of journalism. Read the award details and submit your nomination.

    CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award
    This award celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news as well as the practices that underpin factual reporting as key contributors to Canadian democracy. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize. Read the award details.

    The Landsberg Award
    In partnership with the Canadian Women's Foundation, this award recognizes a journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues and comes with a $5,000 prize. Read the award details.

    CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships
    Two early-career Indigenous journalists will have the opportunity to explore issues of interest while spending one month with the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. A $3,000 stipend will be provided, and CJF will cover travel, accommodation and reasonable expenses. Read the award details.

    Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
    This award offers an early-career photojournalist a six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto, providing an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and gain national exposure. Read the award details.

    CJF-Globe and Mail Internship for Investigative Journalism
    This internship brings an early-career journalist to The Globe and Mail to pursue a six-month long investigative journalism project under the guidance of editors and senior reporters. Read the award details.

    All recipients will be recognized at the annual CJF Awards at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 13. Early-bird rates for tickets and tables to the gala are available until Feb. 28.

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