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In recognition of an extraordinary career as a reporter, editor, producer and journalism trailblazer—in both print and broadcast—Jean Pelletier, senior director of television current affairs and documentaries for Radio-Canada, was honoured with the 2017 CJF Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual CJF Awards on June 8 in Toronto. View the introduction by Michel Cormier at the CJF Awards, the CJF Lifetime Achievement Award video and the acceptance speech.
 

OPENING: JANUARY 19, 2018
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 16, 2018


About the Lifetime Achievement Award

The annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada.

Individuals who have worked in any type of media (print, broadcast, digital) and in any journalism category (news, business, politics, cartoon, arts, etc.) are eligible for consideration. The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model that inspires excellence in others.

Criteria for the Lifetime Achievement Award:
Among the items to be considered are:

  • Body of journalistic work during career
  • Contribution to society through outstanding journalism
  • Recognition and respect from peers and community


The winner will be selected by a jury and presented at the annual CJF Awards on June 14, 2018.

 


Past Recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award

2017 Jean Pelletier
2016 Lloyd Robertson
2015 Michel Auger
2014 Peter Bregg
2013 Michael Maclear
2012 Jack Sigvaldason
2011 Patrick Brown
2010 Lise Bissonnette
2009 Joe Schlesinger
2008 Sally Armstrong
2007 Norman Webster

 

2006 Knowlton Nash
2005 Pierre Berton (posthumous)
2004 June Callwood
2003 Doris Anderson
2002 Trina McQueen
2001 Doug Creighton
2000 Mark Starowicz
1999 Bernard Derome
1998 Peter C. Newman
1997 Peter Gzowski
1996 Robert Fulford