OTTAWA, January 20, 2017 — The Michener Awards Foundation is reminding news organizations and journalists that the deadline is less than a month away for entries and applications for the annual Michener Award and two fellowships.
Russell Mills, the foundation president, said he encourages news organizations whose journalism has achieved results for the public good this year to enter the competition for the prestigious Michener Award.
He also urged qualifying journalists to apply for two Michener-Deacon Fellowships, one for investigative reporting, the other for education. Both offer $30,000 and $5,000 in expenses.
The deadline for both the Award entries and Fellowship applications is February 17, 2017. Filing an entry online is easy, using the foundation’s website, www.michenerawards.ca
Since the Award was established in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener it has become Canada’s most coveted honour for public service journalism. Judges are required to take into account the resources available to the news organization to produce the reportage.
The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Reporting, supported by BMO Financial Group, is Canada’s premier award to encourage excellence in impact print, broadcast and online journalism. The winning journalist may elect either to use the fellowship to supplement the resources of a news organization in completing a reporting project or take a leave of absence.
The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Education, supported by CN, funds a mature journalist for a semester as journalist-in-residence at a Canadian journalism department. Applicants are required to collaborate with the journalism school in the application and in carrying out the project.
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