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CAJ releases second annual national Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey results

2022-12-21T18:42:57-05:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 21, 2022/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to release the findings of its second annual national Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey.  The CAJ collected data on 5,012 journalists from 242 newsrooms across radio, television, digital and print media in Canada. This is up from 3,873 journalists at 209 newsrooms in the inaugural 2021 survey results. The CAJ worked with data and analytics experts at Qlik to develop an interactive website to visualize the results.  This year's survey represents the most comprehensive data set on the gender and racial breakdown of Canadian newsrooms. It marks [...]

CAJ releases second annual national Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey results2022-12-21T18:42:57-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Awards program

2022-12-02T11:47:02-05:00

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2022 / CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce entries are now being accepted for its CAJ Awards program, Canada’s preeminent national journalism investigative awards program.  The CAJ Awards program features 18 categories and rewards journalistic excellence published across multiple platforms and frequencies. There are special awards for specific topics, including: environment and climate change, labour, human rights, and reconciliation.  The 2022 program will also celebrate the excellent work from student journalists, as well as recognize an emerging Indigenous journalist.    The deadline to submit entries to this year’s competition is 11:59 p.m. [...]

The Canadian Association of Journalists is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Awards program2022-12-02T11:47:02-05:00

CAJ Fall 2022 mentorship program matches 59 journalists with mentors

2022-12-06T14:36:06-05:00

TORONTO, November 28, 2022/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the 59 successful applicants for the seventh round of its mentorship program.  In the coming weeks, mentees will work with mentors from across the country and across mediums and platforms: radio, television, audience engagement, photojournalism, digital, and print publications. Mentors had the option to select mentees for a full six-week individual or group mentorship, or have a one-hour conversation. This allowed flexibility for mentors’ busy schedules, and ultimately for more journalists to participate in the program.  “Learning from those who have come before you [...]

CAJ Fall 2022 mentorship program matches 59 journalists with mentors2022-12-06T14:36:06-05:00

Investintech-CAJ launch fourth annual Canadian data journalism scholarship

2022-11-25T17:49:04-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that nominations have now opened for the fourth annual Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship. The scholarship is aimed at supporting and recognizing post-secondary students who are interested in journalism. The winner of the scholarship will be one Canadian student whose submission shows an interest and understanding of data journalism tools and techniques. The winner will receive a one-time cash prize of $1,000 CAD, a free one-year CAJ membership, and a free registration pass to the King’s College Summer Data School in 2023 in Halifax. A selection jury made up of credible [...]

Investintech-CAJ launch fourth annual Canadian data journalism scholarship2022-11-25T17:49:04-05:00

Muzzling media does not help right the wrongs of past failures of justice: CAJ

2022-11-30T13:46:42-05:00

Update to this story: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/judge-denies-saskatchewan-request-for-publication-ban-during-saulteaux-sisters-bail-hearing/ REGINA, November 23, 2022/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) calls on the Government of Saskatchewan, and the province’s minister of justice and attorney general, to withdraw its unnecessary application for a sweeping publication ban that would prevent journalists from reporting on the upcoming bail hearing for a pair of Saulteaux sisters in a possible wrongful conviction case. Sisters Nerissa and Odelia Quewezance are scheduled to appear for a bail hearing in Yorkton, Sask. court on Nov. 24-25. Their case has drawn considerable attention in recent months after the Department of Justice’s Criminal [...]

Muzzling media does not help right the wrongs of past failures of justice: CAJ2022-11-30T13:46:42-05:00

Fall is here and so is the launch of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ next round of the mentorship program

2022-10-18T12:45:24-04:00

TORONTO, ON., Oct 18, 2022/CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the launch of the Fall 2022 edition of its popular mentorship program. Thirty top Canadian journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications from across the country have stepped up to donate their time to mentor early - and mid-career CAJ members. “Our mentorship program displays the very best of Canadian journalism,” said CAJ vice-president Fatima Syed. “The program has created an incredible community of journalists that have become life-long friends and supportive allies that are helping our industry evolve into a better, [...]

Fall is here and so is the launch of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ next round of the mentorship program2022-10-18T12:45:24-04:00

U.S. must abandon its charges against Julian Assange

2022-10-07T17:13:19-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is renewing its support of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his fight to avoid extradition to the U.S. on Espionage Act charges. The CAJ joins numerous other journalism and human rights organizations in calling on Britain to drop its efforts to extradite him, and on the U.S. to abandon the charges. Assange faces up to 175 years in jail for publishing classified documents from the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The documents were picked up by many news organizations around the world to reveal abuses by the U.S. and other governments. Canadian journalists and news [...]

U.S. must abandon its charges against Julian Assange2022-10-07T17:13:19-04:00

Announcing the Fall 2022 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns

2022-10-07T15:20:34-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Reanna Julien, Caleb Hooper and Sophie Palmer-Still to work as post-secondary student interns for the fall semester. Julien will be assisting with the diversity survey, Hooper will be helping with awards and conference planning and Palmer-Still will be working on communications. The interns will also be working together assisting with the CAJ’s advocacy efforts. Julien is in her final year of  a Bachelor of Journalism with a minor in Law at Carleton University. A freelance reporter currently based in Ottawa, she has written for the Charlatan, Carleton’s independent newspaper, Capital [...]

Announcing the Fall 2022 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns2022-10-07T15:20:34-04:00

CAJ Summer 2022 mentorship program matches 74 journalists with mentors

2022-09-23T17:45:05-04:00

TORONTO, September 14, 2022/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the 74 successful applicants for the sixth round of its mentorship program.  In the coming weeks, mentees will work with mentors from across the country and across mediums and platforms: radio, television, audience engagement, photojournalism, digital, and print publications. Mentors had the option to select mentees for a full six-week individual or group mentorship, or have a one-hour conversation. This allowed flexibility for mentors’ busy schedules, and ultimately for more journalists to participate in the program.  “Learning from those who have come before you [...]

CAJ Summer 2022 mentorship program matches 74 journalists with mentors2022-09-23T17:45:05-04:00

Open letter to PM Justin Trudeau concerning the online hate and harassment of journalists

2022-09-23T17:45:47-04:00

UPDATE: Please see PDF for response from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sept. 1, 2022 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON, K1A 0A2 Delivered by email Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We are writing in relation to the increasing and alarming online hate and harassment targeting journalists and journalism as a profession. This is a global problem, which threatens not only the safety and well-being of journalists, but the proper functioning of democracy itself. Many countries are now working on plans to fight back. We are calling on Canadian police and policymakers to do [...]

Open letter to PM Justin Trudeau concerning the online hate and harassment of journalists2022-09-23T17:45:47-04:00
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