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Final week to apply for the CJF Excellence in Journalism Award

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TORONTO, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - With the deadline only a week away, The Canadian Journalism Foundation invites print, online and broadcast media from across the country to apply for its Excellence in Journalism Award.

This coveted award celebrates a news organization that embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices. Winners in two categories are selected:
1) Large or national media
2) Small or local media

Past award recipients in the large media category include The Current (CBC Radio), Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, The Winnipeg Free Press, The Canadian Press and CTV News. In the small media category, the Vancouver Observer, CBC Manitoba, Metroland Durham Region, The Telegram, and The Tyee were among those embodying exemplary journalistic standards and practices.

The award is one of journalism's major awards and is the only one given to a journalistic organization for overall extraordinary performance.  A shortlist will be announced in April, with the winner to be announced at the 16th Annual CJF Awards (#cjfawards) to be held at The Fairmont Royal York on June 13.

The deadline for submissions is February 28.

We've made it easier for you to apply with a new online form.

About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual awards program; by operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French), in cooperation with the country's leading journalism schools; and 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.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation



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