Canadian Press editor Scott White wins Ryerson alumni award

Scott WhiteScott White, editor-in-chief of the Canadian Press and Ryerson j-school
grad (’79) has been named a recipient of the university’s alumni
achievement award.

Ryerson’s bio of White:

“Scott White dedicated his career to The Canadian Press (CP), most recently as editor-in-chief, in which capacity he oversees editorial operations of the English service for Canada’s national news operations, including print, audio, video and online content. He is credited for establishing a culture of innovation and new partnerships at CP that have been central to its role as a major news resource. During his tenure, CP has won the Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism, 10 National Newspaper Awards and the Canadian Journalism Foundation Award of Excellence. He has served as a member of the International Olympic Committee Press Commission as well as Chair of the National Newspaper Awards, and participated as a guest speaker in the Master of Journalism program at Ryerson.”

Other winners include Alan Hamel (Radio and Television Arts ’54), former co-host of 1960s CBC children’s show Razzle Dazzle and award-winning event producer Hala Bissada (Hospitality and Tourism Management ’91).

The Isadore Sharp Award for Outstanding Recent Graduate is Che Kothari (School of Image Arts ’05), a portrait photographer and founder of Manifesto, a youth-led organization that promotes and encourages local artist collaboration (and host of the annual arts and culture Manifesto Festival, held in downtown Toronto on September 20-26.)