2018 Jack Webster Foundation Professional Development Fellowships Recipients AnnouncedThe Jack Webster Foundation Co-chairs, Ernest Yee and Anne McMullin are pleased to announce the 2018 recipients of the Jack Webster Foundation Professional Development Fellowships. They are Laura Baziuk, BC Digital Editor for Black Press Media, and Alexa Huffman, Digital News Editor at CHEK News in Victoria, BC.
"In these days of shrinking newsroom budgets, we are proud to provide professional development opportunities for BC journalists," said Ernest Yee. "In some cases, we are the only source of professional development funding for journalists in this province," added Anne McMullin, "and it's an honour to be able to support excellence in journalism, today, more than ever."
BC Digital Editor, Black Press Media
Digital News Editor, CHEK News
Ms. Baziuk's fellowship is in the name of the late BC reporter, Don Matheson, whose estate endowed professional development awards for BC born journalists. She will attend the prestigious Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg Florida where she will take the Essential Skills for Rising Newsroom Leaders course.
Ms. Huffman will also attend the prestigious Poynter Institute where she will attend the Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media course.