Katie May , the 2014 Greg Clark Award recipient, spent her experience at a Rankin Inlet, Nunavut birthing centre to observe how its approach might help solve the maternal health crisis among First Nations women in remote northern Manitoba. Read about her experience.
INSIGHT. EXPERIENCE. ACCESS. CONNECTIONS. WHAT'S YOUR ISSUE?
The Greg Clark Award offers journalists early in their career a chance to go behind the scenes and meet key decision-makers on their beats.
The award was created in memory of one of Canada's greatest journalists - a war correspondent, an avid outdoorsman, a humourist, but above all, a great reporter who excelled at storytelling.
It's an award that's unique among Canadian journalism, one that's designed to offer working journalists a chance to gain insight and meet key decision-makers on their beats. The successful applicant(s) will get an opportunity to spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist. The award addresses the need for broader awareness and exposure of the increasing complexity of issues and institutions journalists cover in day to day reportage.
Successful applicants will:
• Spend up to a week observing the inner workings of an organization not usually accessible to the working journalist.
• Have all travel and accommodation expenses covered.
• Be recognized at the annual CJF Awards in June 2015 in Toronto.
AWARD OPENS: Early February, 2015
DEADLINE: February 27, 2015
- Applications will be welcomed from Canadian journalists who have been employed for one to five years and are employed by, under contract to, or freelancing on the news and editorial side of regularly published newspapers and periodicals, TV and radio news broadcasters, and online publications.
- Applicants must agree that any information gathered is off-the-record unless the sponsoring organization agrees otherwise. There may be an opportunity to pitch stories to specific media outlets together with the sponsoring organization.
- Successful applicants will write a brief summary of their experience and provide photos/video upon completion of their professional development opportunity to be posted on the CJF website.
How to Apply
- Submit a detailed proposal of no more than two pages outlining how you'd like to use this professional development opportunity to expand knowledge of your beat. Explain how the internship will help you in your daily work.
- Provide links to two examples of your beat work.
- Include your resume.
- Include at least one letter of recommendation from a relevant employer.
The jury will be looking for innovative proposals from journalists interested in expanding their knowledge and understanding of issues rather than their reporting skills.
All arrangements for the award assignment will be made in consultation with award winners. The successful applicant(s) will have their expenses covered for any travel and accommodation costs.
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