Each year, the CJF Tribute recognizes a media luminary that has made an impact on the international stage.

The 2015 CJF Tribute honoured Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for The New Yorker, for his pioneering work as journalist and author. He was recognized at the CJF Awards on June 3, 2015. View the video tribute and acceptance speech.

Gladwell is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and now, his latest, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the Foreign Policy’s Top Global Thinkers. He has explored how ideas spread in the Tipping Point, decision making in Blink, and the roots of success in Outliers. With his latest book, David and Goliath, he examines our understanding of the advantages of disadvantages, arguing that we have underestimated the value of adversity and over-estimated the value of privilege. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has won a national magazine award and been honored by the American Psychological Society and the American Sociological Society. He was previously a reporter for The Washington Post.



The 2014 CJF Tribute to Investigative Journalism 


CJF Tribute honourees at the 17th Annual CJF Awards included Kevin Donovan of the Toronto Star, Karen Kleiss of the Edmonton Journal, Grant Robertson of The Globe and Mail, Adrienne Arseneault of CBC News: The National, Anne Panasuk and Luc Tremblay of Radio-Canada's Enquête, and Robert Fife of CTV News. Missing from the photo are Robyn Doolittle for her work at the Toronto Star, Darcy Henton of the Calgary Herald, and Jacquie McNish of The Globe and Mail.

In recognition of the exceptional enterprise reporting taking place across the country, The Canadian Journalism Foundation dedicated its annual CJF Tribute to investigative journalism.

In the past, the CJF Tribute has recognized media luminaries or organizations for their impact on the international stage. This year, in celebration of the remarkable journalism taking place across the country by reporters, editors and producers, the Tribute is recognizing journalism that has made a difference in Canada.

"Despite all the doom and gloom about the media business, it has been a truly remarkable season for investigative and enterprise journalism—stories that exposed corruption and malfeasance, stories that 'afflicted the comfortable and comforted the afflicted' in the grand tradition of journalism,' says Robert Lewis, chair of the CJF.

CJF Tribute recipients:

"Fatal Care"
In this joint investigation, the Edmonton Journal and the Calgary Herald revealed 145 children died in provincial care over 14 years, triple the amount reported to the public.
Darcy Henton, Calgary Herald and Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal

"SNC-Lavalin: Service secret"
Anne Panasuk and Luc Tremblay
Enquête, Radio-Canada

"Mike Duffy Made Secret Deal with Harper's Chief Of Staff During Audit" and "Wright Worked with Two Conservative Senators to Reach Duffy Deal, Emails Show"
Robert Fife
CTV News

"Canadians in Algerian Gas Plant Attack Identified"
Adrienne Arsenault
The National, CBC News

"Lac-Mégantic: An Investigation into the Disaster and its Causes"
Jacquie McNish and Grant Robertson
The Globe and Mail

"Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal"
Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle
Toronto Star

The CJF Tribute recipients will be honoured at the 17th Annual CJF Awards on June 4 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.



The CJF Honorary Tribute recognizes a media luminary or organization that has made an impact on the international stage.

Ken Taylor, former ambassador to Iran, presented the 2013 Honorary Tribute to The New York Times and its editorial team for the leading role they play in inspiring better journalism the world over.



David Carr, business columnist and culture reporter, accepted the tribute on behalf of The New York Times at the 16th Annual CJF Awards on June 13 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

The 2012 Honorary Tribute was presented posthumously to Peter Jennings, Canadian-born anchor and senior editor of ABC's World News Tonight.



Ted Koppel, former ABC Nightline anchor, presented the CJF Honorary Tribute posthumously to Peter Jennings. Sarah Jennings, journalist, author and Peter's sister, accepted on behalf of the family.



The 2011 Honorary Tribute was presented to Robert MacNeil, news anchor, author, journalist and co-creator of the MacNeil/Lehrer Report, for a journalism career that has spanned half a century.


Mike Lazaridis, co-CEO of Research In Motion, accepts the Canadian Journalism Foundation 2010 Honorary Tribute for his and fellow co-CEO Jim Balsillie's contribution to revolutionizing the technology of modern journalism.


Morley Safer, correspondent with CBS News, was presented with the 2009 Honorary Tribute.

Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair, was the recipient of the 2008 Honorary Tribute.