News from the world – CA – CJF launches black journalism scholarship program with CBC / Radio-Canada and CTV News

TORONTO, Sep Feb. 28, 2020 / CNW / – To amplify black voices, improve coverage of black issues in the news, and train future black media leaders, the Canadian Journalism Foundation ( CJF) is launching a new black journalism scholarship program, with CBC / Radio-Canada and CTV News as its first partners and Lululemon, BMO Financial Group and Aritzia as founding sponsors

The CJF-CBC / Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellowship, the CJF-CBC / Radio-Canada Black Women Journalism Fellowship and the CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship will each provide a unique opportunity for a black journalist in start of career – with one – up to 10 years of experience – to host for six months in a press room of CBC / Radio-Canada (English or French) or CTV News across the country The three scholarship recipients will receive a mentorship and training for a variety of skills including video and audio editing, writing, research and investigative reports

« We are honored to launch these new scholarships in partnership with CBC / Radio-Canada and CTV News to develop emerging talent and make room for more stories about Blacks in Canada’s mainstream media, » said said Natalie Turvey, President and CEO of CJF

« Who Tells the Story Counts This scholarship program will expand the range of voices and experiences that Canadians watch, hear and read in diverse communities across Canada This opportunity underscores CJF’s support for the development of a generation of media leaders and black content creators across the industry. These opportunities would not be possible without the generous support of our founding sponsors « 

« All institutions, including CBC / Radio-Canada, have been called upon to do more to combat systematic racism and discrimination internally and to truly reflect the populations we serve, » said Matt Galloway , host of The Current on CBC Radio One, and a CJF board member « Time is up Let’s get to work I’m delighted to hear the stories that these scholarship recipients tell us »

Each fellow will receive a full-time stipend and write or produce an article / article during their fellowship, which will be considered for publication / broadcast by CBC / Radio-Canada and CTV News

« Bell Media is very proud that CTV News is a founding partner of the Black Journalism Fellowship program, » said Randy Lennox, President of Bell Media « Through this expansion of our ongoing partnership with the Canadian Journalism Foundation, this program will bring broader perspectives to our teams, improve our coverage of important stories and help pave the way for a more diverse group of future leaders in Canadian journalism »

« We are honored to be spearheading this initiative with the Canadian Journalism Foundation, » said Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC / Radio-Canada. « To offer these scholarships to black English-speaking journalists and Francophones across the country is another way to ensure that Black Canadians see and hear themselves – their experiences and perspectives – reflected in our content and in our workforce. This is how we serve Canadians « 

The award is modeled on the success of the CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowship program which has helped foster the careers of 11 Indigenous journalists since 2014

Going forward, CJF plans to expand its black journalism scholarship program to other major media outlets across the country

Thanks to the generous support of the founding sponsors: – Lululemon for the CJF-CBC / Radio-Canada black journalism scholarship; – Aritzia for the CJF-CBC / Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellowship; and – BMO Financial Group for the CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship

About the Canadian Journalism Foundation Established in 1990, the Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism The foundation hosts a prestigious annual awards and scholarship program including an industry gala where Canadian news leaders, journalists and businesses come together to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism Through monthly J-Talks, a series of public speakers, CJF facilitates dialogue between journalists, business people, academics and students on the role of media in Canadian society and the continuing challenges of media in the digital age The foundation also promotes educational, training and research opportunities in journalism

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News from the world – CA – CJF launches black journalism scholarship program with CBC / Radio-Canada and CTV News

Source: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/cjf-launches-black-journalism-fellowship-program-with-cbc-radio-canada-and-ctv-news-868722052.html

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