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2005 Broadcast Journalism Fellowship recipients announced

$18,000 in Journalism Fellowships Announced

Steve Crombie and Chris Weafer, Co-Chairs of the Jack Webster Foundation announced today that Sam Charles, Kathryn Gretsinger, Connie Monk and Mary Kay Thurston have been named the 2005 recipients of the Jack Webster Foundation Standard Broadcasting Fellowships for Broadcast Journalists.

Charles of Shaw TV will attend the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy and will report on the staging of an Olympic Games. Gretsinger, a former CBC staffer and current contributor, will complete her Masters Degree and pursue public-policy research. BCIT Broadcast Journalism program head, Connie Monk will attend an audio production workshop in Newfoundland and also produce a radio documentary while her colleague instructor, Mary Kay Thurston, will enhance her digital photography skills at the Sante Fe Photography Workshop. Previous recipients of this prestigious award are Kate Corcoran, Pamela Post, Dale Drewery, Ed Watson, Margo Harper, George Orr and Mohini Singh.

Sam Charles
Sam Charles
Shaw TV
Kathryn Gretsinger
Kathryn Gretsinger
Connie Monk
Connie Monk
BCIT Broadcast Journalism program
Mary Kay Thurston
Mary Kay Thurston
BCIT Broadcast Journalism program

The Jack Webster Foundation Standard Broadcasting Fellowship for Broadcast Journalists was established in 2000 to enable BC broadcast journalists to return to school or pursue professional development to bring new knowledge and skills to their work and community. This Fellowship is made possible by a generous donation from Standard Broadcasting, one of Canada's most respected broadcasting companies.

The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize excellence in B. C.-based journalism. The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Bell Canada, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, CGA Association, CIBC, CN, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia, Terasen Inc., Vancouver International Airport Authority, Vancouver Port Authority and Workers' Compensation Board.

The deadline for submissions to the 2006 Jack Webster Foundation Standard Broadcasting Fellowship for Broadcast Journalists will be February 15, 2006. Up to $16,000 in funds will be available for professional development.

For more information, please contact Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604-261-6184 or by email at info@jackwebster.com.



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