Landsberg Award accepting applications

The Landsberg Award is proudly presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The award will celebrate a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada.

The award is named after Michele Landsberg—an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact that Michele has had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada.

The Landsberg Award is proudly presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The award will celebrate a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada.

The award is named after Michele Landsberg—an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact that Michele has had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada.

The award will inspire relentless and fearless journalists to consider Canadian news from a women’s equality perspective.

ABOUT MICHELE LANDSBERG
Articulate, tenacious, progressive and persuasive, award-winning former Toronto Star columnist Michele Landsberg is one of Canada's best known feminists and social justice activists. A fearless advocate for women and children over many decades, she uses words, in print and in person, to fight injustice, to attack oppressive power structures and policies, and to champion the cause of human rights, race and gender equality, peace and pluralism. Through her columns, she gave a strong public voice to many of those who would otherwise not be heard.

DEFINITION OF THE AWARD
This award will recognize a working journalist (employed or freelance) doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada.

FORM OF THE AWARD
The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY
Awarded to one working journalist (employed or freelance) who is doing the most to shine a spotlight on women’s equality issues in Canada in print, broadcast or online news reporting.

JURY
See the list of jurors for this award.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit three examples (in English or French) of original work that demonstrates exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens and shines a spotlight on women’s equality issues in Canada.  Applicants are asked to submit a 250 word personal statement addressing the following questions:
1.  How did a gender analysis and feminist framework inform your work?
2.  What impact did your stories have?
3.  What long-term impact do you hope to have with your writing on raising awareness of issues facing women and girls in Canada?

Apply using our online application form.
Deadline: April 4, 2014, 5:00 p.m. EST.

The jury will review applications in April and the award will be presented at the 17th Annual CJF Awards on June 4, 2014 at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.

Twitter: #landsbergaward
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The Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s public foundation for women and girls. We empower women and girls in Canada to move out of violence, out of poverty and into confidence. Since 1991, we’ve raised money and invested in over 1,300 community programs across Canada, and are now one of the ten largest women’s foundations in the world. We take a positive approach to address root causes of the most critical issues facing women and girls. We study and share the best ways to create long-term change and bring community organizations together for training and to learn from each other. We carefully select and fund the programs with the strongest outcomes and regularly evaluate their work. We have a special focus on building a community of women helping other women. Helping women creates safer families and communities, and a more prosperous society for all of us. We invest in the strength of women and the dreams of girls. For more information please visit www.canadianwomen.org.

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