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Jack Webster Foundation Fellowship Award Winners

$18,000 in Journalism Fellowships Announced

Read the recipients' experiences at the Poynter Institute

Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chairs Neil Soper and Deb Sweeney announced the recipients of an $18,000 investment in training and development for BC journalists.

Recipients of the Jack Webster Foundation Standard Broadcasting Fellowships and the JWF Poynter Institute Fellowships will attend print, broadcast and online journalism courses at the famed Poynter Institute in Florida.

"We're proud that the success of the foundation's annual awards dinner, together with a generous donation from Standard Broadcasting, have allowed us to offer Poynter Institute educational opportunities for BC journalists," Sweeney said. "It's tremendously exciting that these awards are coming just as a group of new BC journalists is returning from Vietnam and Cambodia on our CIDA-sponsored Seeing the World through New Eyes program," said Soper. (See the blogs here)

The Fellowships provide up to $3,000 per Fellow to attend a journalism seminar of their choice in St. Petersburg, Florida. The recipients are:

Patrick Blennerhassett
Patrick Blennerhassett
reporter, Saanich News & Victoria News
Michele Brunoro
Michele Brunoro
reporter, CTV British Columbia
Jasmin Doobay
Jasmin Doobay
news director, CKOV 63 in Kelowna
Ethan Faber
Ethan Faber
assignment editor, CTV British Columbia
Brian Liu
Brian Liu
associate producer, Global National and CanWest Interactive
Wendy McLellan
Wendy McLellan
reporter, The Province

Soper also announced that the 2008 JWF Poynter Fellowships will include a fellowship for BC news editors in memory of veteran Vancouver Sun editor John Olding, who passed away this year.

The deadline for entries to the 2008 fellowships is February 15, 2008.

The Jack Webster Foundation was established in 1986 to recognize excellence in BC-based journalism.

The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Bell Canada, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, CGA Association, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries of British Columbia, Terasen Gas, Vancouver International Airport Authority, Vancouver Port Authority and WorkSafe BC.

For more information, please contact Nora Newlands, Executive Director, Jack Webster Foundation at 604-261-6184 or by email at [email protected].

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