Canadian Journalism Fellowships 2004
Five individuals have been awarded a prestigious Canadian Journalism Fellowship held at Massey College in the University of Toronto. These fellowships, which last a full academic year starting next September, were designed to recognize excellence and achievement by mid-career journalists in Canada and the Commonwealth, and there were several dozen applications of a very high quality this year. A committee of leading academics and journalism professionals chooses the Fellows. Each deserving, fortunate recipient gets eight months to follow specialized studies at the graduate level in order to provide a unique period of significant reflection and rededication to the profession.
2004 Canadian Journalism Fellows:
CLAUDE MILLS, of The Gleaner newspaper in Kingston, Jamaica. Claude is receiving this year's Gordon N. Fisher Commonwealth Fellowship.
DON BUTLER of the Ottawa Citizen has been named the CTV Fellow.
JOHN GEIGER of the National Post in Toronto has the honour of being named the St. Clair Balfour Fellow, named after the late St. Clair Balfour who, along with the late Gordon Fisher, of Southam Newspapers created these wonderful fellowships in 1962.
MARIE-REINE ROY of Radio Canada Winnipeg is this year's CBC Fellow.
AVRIL BENOIT of CBC Radio in Toronto has been named the Knowlton Nash Fellow, named after the founding chair of the Canadian Journalism Foundation.