Francine Pelletier accepts the 2014 Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education from Governor General David Johnston. The photo was taken at the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, June 11th, 2014.
Ms Pelletier will devote her time at Concordia University organizing workshops on big data journalism and elements of digital information in order to help young journalists in finding tools to better contribute to mass and public information.
Introduced in 1987, the Fellowship of the Michener Awards Foundation is to advance education in the field of journalism and to foster promotion of the public interest through values that benefit the community. One or two fellowships have been awarded annually to mature journalists who wish to use four-month study-leaves to enhance their ability to pursue public service journalism.