DEADLINE: Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards and Fellowships

Event Date: 
February 19, 2021

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) annually offers awards honouring significant contributions to journalism and provides fellowship opportunities for journalists.

CJF Award for Climate Solutions Reporting
This new award, which carries a $10,000 cash prize, recognizes excellence in reporting on what is being done in Canada and beyond to address the impact and threat of climate change. Thanks to the generosity of founding sponsor Intact Financial Corporation.

CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program
This new program aims to amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues in the news and cultivate future Black media leaders, with thanks to CBC/Radio-Canada and CTV News as CJF's first partners and lululemon, Aritzia and BMO Financial Group as the founding sponsors.

CJF-Facebook Journalism Project Digital News Innovation Award
This new award recognizes innovations in digital media that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality of digital journalism. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize.

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. (Reminder: Applicants can make their submission simultaneously to the Michener Award through a joint online form.)

CJF Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. Nominations are accepted in all categories of journalism.

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 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 the opportunity to explore an issue of interest while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. A $4,000 stipend will be provided and travel, accommodation and reasonable expenses will be covered. Thanks to the generous support of Sobeys Inc. and donor Isabel Bassett.

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
This award offers an early-career photojournalist a six-week paid internship with The Canadian Press, providing an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and gain national exposure. Thanks to the generous support of Nikon.

Deadline for submissions: Feb 19, 2021


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