Canadian Journalism Foundation

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Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a non-profit organization that promotes Canadian journalism by celebrating journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, (English) and (French), in cooperation with the country’s journalism schools; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, government officials, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

The Foundation's awards program recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism and provides unique professional development opportunities for Canadian journalists. The Excellence in Journalism Award is presented to a journalistic organization for exceptional performance. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. The Canadian Journalism Fellowships, awarded by Massey College in the University of Toronto, offer mid-career journalists an opportunity to reevaluate and refresh their careers in an exciting academic atmosphere. The Greg Clark Award is designed to offer working journalists early in their career a chance to gain insight, strategic information and meet key decision-makers in a sector or issue they regularly cover.

The Foundation's public programs, in the form of panel discussions and other events, are targeted at journalists, media executives, as well as academic and business leaders to help illuminate current issues or concerns.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation also manages the Canadian Journalism Project and its website, J-Source, in collaboration with leading journalism schools and organizations.

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