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Journalism Fellowships Announced

Jack Webster Foundation Co-Chair Debora Sweeney today announced more than $14,000 in funding for 2010 recipients of the JWF Fellowships.

The recipients will participate in educational opportunities including attending the Poynter Institute in Florida taking such courses TV Power Reporting, Narrative Writing on Deadline, or Backpack journalism. One recipient will enroll in an online course offered by the London School of Journalism and another will be applying for the Knight Digital Media Center in Berkeley, California.

"To date, the Jack Webster Foundation has supported 47 BC journalists with professional development programs and 25 additional BC journalists who have participated in our CIDA-sponsored Seeing the World through New Eyes program," Sweeney said. "It's a privilege to support BC journalists in Jack Webster's name and to provide unique opportunities to enhance their education and experiences."

"We are very pleased this year to offer an additional fellowship award made available for a BC-born journalist by funding received from the estate of the late Don Matheson, a former BC reporter."

The 2010 Jack Webster Foundation Fellows are:

Bal Brach
Bal Brach
Global TV
Jill Bennett
Jill Bennett
CKNW Newstalk 980
Audrea Chan
Audrea Chan
Fairchild TV
Lisa Johnson
Lisa Johnson
CBC News
Mona Mattei
Mona Mattei
Boundary Sentinel
Gillian Shaw
Gillian Shaw
Vancouver Sun

Deadline for entries to the 2011 fellowships is January 31, 2011.

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

The work of the Foundation is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Bell, BCLC, CGA, CN, HSBC Bank Canada, Labatt Breweries, Terasen Gas, Port Metro Vancouver and WorkSafe BC.

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

Dates to note:
2010 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS - DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: June 30, 2010
2010 JACK WEBSTER AWARDS DINNER ? Monday, November 1, 2010



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