The CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news in their community as well as the practices that underpin factual reporting as key contributions to Canadian democracy.
As people get more information from a variety of platforms and sources, there is a greater responsibility on individual citizens to be more active in assessing both the accuracy and quality of the information they receive and the organizations that provide that information.
The CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award will not only promote news literacy and the importance of quality journalism, but also drive new and innovative initiatives and projects focused on this important issue. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize.
To Be Eligible:
Initiatives must be innovative, non-partisan, seeking to serve a public good and contributing to the news literacy of Canadians.
The following types of news projects would be eligible for the award:
- Journalistic works and undertakings that explore the relationship between journalism in all its forms and democratic engagement, with a focus on models for the future of news
- Projects that test new and/or innovative processes and/or practices that enlighten audiences about the time, effort and costs involved in maintaining standards of excellence and factual reporting in professional journalism in the digital age
- Innovative initiatives by news organizations and other relevant organizations that help create an informed news audience by providing them with the tools to help expose misinformation
If you have questions, please contact Natalie Turvey, CJF executive director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 20, 2018, 11:59 pm ET.