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Who or what embodies the principles of journalism that we all aspire to uphold? Nominate them for the J-Source/ProjetJ Journalism Integrity Award. Our second annual award will recognize a Canadian person or organization that has had a positive impact on the quality of journalism in Canada in 2010.

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.

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 refused to give up their fight to save local TV. This year, we are asking you again to consider the great work being done to maintain high standards of journalism and send us your nominations.
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 as well as educators, our readers, audiences and the
Canadian public.

can be nominated, and anyone can nominate by submitting a 500- to 1,000-word
explanation of why you’ve chosen the organization or person you believe
should be honoured for work done in 2010 (detailed nomination guidelines
are listed below).  

Nominations will be accepted until January 10, 2011.

I look forward to seeing your nominations.

Janice Neil
Editor-in-Chief, J-Source
Member, Journalism Integrity Award Committee

Nomination guidelines:

  • 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 through others involved
  • Nominations must be received by midnight on January 10, 2011

Nominate a candidate:

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
  • A 500- to 1,000-word
    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


The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP) has convened an awards committee to judge the nominees. After the January 10, 2011 closing date, the committee will review the entries and select a winner to be approved by the CJP Editorial Committee.

The winner of the Journalism Integrity Award will be announced in January.