CJF puts out nominations call for 2024 awards and fellowships

“Every year, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) awards highlight the excellent journalism produced by large and small news organizations across the country despite ongoing upheavals in the media,” says Chris Waddell, CJF Awards Committee Chair.”

The Canadian Journalism Foundation supports and rewards excellence in Canadian journalism through its annual awards program. Applications are now open for the 2023 awards. (CNW Group/Canadian Journalism Foundation)
  Chris Waddell

To celebrate the exceptional work of journalists and news organizations across the country, and to provide professional growth opportunities for emerging journalistic talent, (CJF) is now accepting entries for its 2024 awards and fellowships. The deadline for all submissions is Jan. 26, 2024.

The awards and fellowships now open for submissions are:

  • CJF Bursary for BIPOC Student Journalists – $5,000 open to a Black, Indigenous and Other People of Colour (BIPOC) student in their final year of a Canadian undergraduate journalism program. It is dedicated to nurturing the growth of emerging video storytelling talent
  • CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program – through five individual fellowships, seeks to amplify Black voices, improve news coverage of Black issues and nurture future Black media leaders by providing unique opportunities for early-career Black journalists
  • CJF Award for Climate Solutions Reporting – a $10,000 cash prize recognizing excellence in reporting on what is being done in Canada and beyond to address the impact of climate change 
  • CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism – presented to Canadian news organizations whose journalism initiates profound and positive change in the community they serve. There are two categories of recipients: large and small media organizations.
  • CJF Lifetime Achievement Award – recognizes a Canadian who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism. Nominations are accepted for all journalism categories.
  • The Landsberg 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.
  • CJF-Edward Burtynsky Award for Climate Photojournalism – celebrates provocative, impactful and inspirational climate photography from around the world through images that further people’s understanding of the causes and effects of the climate crisis.
  • CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships – three 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 $10,000 stipend will be provided by the CJF.
  • Tom Hanson Photojournalism 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.

 All 2024 award recipients and fellows will be recognized at the CJF Awards ceremony on June 12 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

For further information: Natalie Turvey, President and Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca