Marsha McLeod wins newly expanded CJF-Globe and Mail Investigative Journalism Fellowship

Toronto, May 17, 2019 – Marsha McLeod, a Canadian investigative journalist who was most recently a criminal justice reporter with Investigative Post, a non-profit newsroom in Buffalo, is the recipient of this year’s Canadian Journalism Foundation-Globe and Mail Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

Previously a six-month internship, the newly expanded and renamed award offers early-career journalists a year-long opportunity to sharpen their reporting and research skills while working on ongoing investigative journalism projects under the guidance of Globe and Mail editors and senior reporters.

The award, now in its third year, is open to Canadian journalists with one-to-five years of experience. The fellow will work with a team at the Globe in Toronto to produce investigative and enterprise journalism.

“We’re thrilled to offer this year-long opportunity to cultivate the next generation of investigative journalists in Canada,” says Canadian Journalism Foundation president and executive director Natalie Turvey. “A more robust fellowship will better serve young talent by providing meaningful opportunities for training, mentorship, feedback and growth working with the Globe’s senior teams. Fellows will have the chance to stretch their investigative skills, dig deep into stories and establish valuable and lasting relationships in the newsroom.”

Last year’s fellow, Vjosa Isai, worked on several Globe articles. She continues to report for The Globe and has two forthcoming investigations.

“The expanded term will allow us to offer fellows more diverse experience in the newsroom and to pursue even more ambitious journalism,” says Dennis Choquette, The Globe’s investigations editor.

Fellow duties include reporting and writing, research, filing Freedom of Information requests, taking photographs, shooting and editing video, and designing on multiple platforms. The candidate will receive a weekly stipend for the 12-month fellowship.

To be eligible, candidates should have had at least one professional news media job or internship at a daily news organization.

 
About the CJF-Globe and Mail Investigative Journalism Fellowship

The newly expanded and renamed CJF-Globe and Mail Investigative Journalism Fellowship, previously a six-month internship, brings a journalist to The Globe and Mail to pursue a year-long investigative journalism project under the guidance of editors and senior reporters.

The annual fellowship allows a Canadian journalist early in his or her career (one to five years experience) to work with a senior team at The Globe and Mail in Toronto. The goal of the program is to provide an opportunity for the fellow to stretch his or her investigative journalism skills with the help of some of the country’s best reporters and editors.

Fellow duties include reporting and writing, research, filing FOI requests, taking photographs, shooting and editing video, and designing on multiple platforms. The candidate will receive a weekly stipend for the year-long fellowship. To be eligible, candidates should have completed at least one professional news media job or internship at a daily news organization.
 
The online application will include:
•         Cover letter, addressing how the candidate will contribute to the process/project. The cover letter can be addressed to Natalie Turvey,  president and executive director of The Canadian Journalism Foundation. Please note that a story pitch is not necessary.
        Resume
•         Work examples (five to seven pieces that demonstrate skills and range of experience)  
•         Recommendation letter from at least two professional or school references (please address letters to Natalie Turvey, president and executive director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation)
 
 
 
PAST RECIPIENTS
2018 - Vjosa Isai 
2017 - Molly Hayes
 
For inquiries, contact:
Natalie Turvey
President and Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation