Extended deadline: J-Source second annual Journalism Integrity Award

Do you know someone who has inspired working journalists, educators or audiences with their work? The Journalism Integrity Award recognizes a person or organization that has had a positive impact on the quality of journalism in Canada in 2010. We’re seeking your nominations now.

Since 2007, J-Source and ProjetJ have been helping Canadians passionate about journalism stay on top of the profession. We’ve been monitoring trends, spreading news about innovations and examining ethical issues and shifting economic models during this time of revolutionary change.

We strive to recognize and celebrate the efforts of journalists, journalism educators, activists and citizens who believe that journalism can make a difference in a functioning democracy.  

The Journalism Integrity Award was established in 2009 to do exactly that. Our inaugural winners were the employees of the CHEK-TV newsroom in Victoria, BC, who bought the station and operated it as a local independent news station dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of local news.
The second annual Journalism Integrity Award will honour a Canadian individual or organization that has encouraged excellence, had a positive impact on the quality of journalism at the local and/or national level and serves as an inspiration to working journalists, educators, and/or audiences and the Canadian public.

Submit a brief explanation of why you’re nominating the organization or person for work done in 2010 (detailed nomination guidelines are listed below).  

Nominations will be accepted until January 14, 2011.

I look forward to seeing your nominations.

Janice Neil
Editor-in-Chief, J-Source

Nomination guidelines:

    * We are honouring journalism during 2010, so the action, decision, advocacy, story, approach, judgment call etc. that provides the basis for the nomination must have occurred in the 2010 calendar year
    * If the basis for a nomination refers to an internal decision, the information must be verifiable
    * Nominations must be received by email, by midnight PST, January 14, 2011

If you have a person or organization to nominate, please email: integrityaward@j-source.ca with the following information:

    * Your first and last name
    * The first and last name, title, organization (if applicable) and location of the person you are nominating OR the name of the organization you are nominating
    * A brief explanation of why you believe this person or organization should be considered for the Journalism Integrity Award. Please include specific examples from 2010. Links and or documentation are welcome.


A jury convened by The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) will judge the nominees after the closing date.  

The CJP Editorial Committee will announce the winner of the Journalism Integrity Award in January.