The CJF Tribute to Investigative Journalism
Among those accepting CJF Tributes at the 17th Annual CJF Awards were 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.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation recognized a year of exceptional enterprise reporting by awarding the CJF Tribute to Investigative Journalism to news outlets across the country.
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 Bob Lewis, chair of the CJF.
Here are the recipients:
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
"Canadians in Algerian Gas Plant Attack Identified"
The National, CBC News
"Lac-Mégantic: An Investigation into the Disaster and its Causes"
Jacquie McNish and Grant Robertson, on behalf of the investigative team
The Globe and Mail
"Rob Ford in 'crack cocaine' video scandal"
Kevin Donovan and Robyn Doolittle
The CJF Tribute recipients were honoured at the 17th Annual CJF Awards on June 4 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.
In the past, the CJF Honorary Tribute has recognized 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.