Yearly Archives: 2022

CAJ: The RCMP kept an investigative journalist in the dark even after his life was threatened

2023-11-13T15:33:23-05:00

WINNIPEG, MB, August 12, 2022 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is disturbed by new information about a neo-Nazi plot to kill a Winnipeg Free Press journalist, and calls on the RCMP to clarify what information it had obtained from U.S. police and what steps it took to investigate the murder plot. In 2019, Ryan Thorpe went undercover to expose Canadian Armed Forces reservist Patrik Mathews as a member of neo-Nazi group The Base. Mathews subsequently fled to the U.S., where he was arrested and sentenced to nine years in prison for weapons charges and plotting violence. This week, [...]

CAJ: The RCMP kept an investigative journalist in the dark even after his life was threatened2023-11-13T15:33:23-05:00

Letter to Ottawa and Toronto Police Chiefs

2022-09-23T18:09:22-04:00

Dear Interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell and Toronto Police Chief James Ramer, With copies to: David Lametti, Minister of Justice Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety Pablo Rodriquez, Minister of Canadian Heritage Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth Brenda Lucki, Commissioner of the RCMP Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario We are writing in relation to several police reports filed in Ottawa and Toronto by journalists or columnists for the Toronto Star, The Hill Times and Global News over an incident of online abuse naming a contributor associated with each of these organizations. For the [...]

Letter to Ottawa and Toronto Police Chiefs2022-09-23T18:09:22-04:00

The CAJ announces director roles and responsibilities for 2022-2023 term

2023-11-13T15:35:09-05:00

OTTAWA, ON, July 25, 2022/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce its executive and team roles and responsibilities for the 2022-2023 term. Brent Jolly will continue to serve as the association’s president for the coming year. Fatima Syed, who previously served as the CAJ’s vice-president, will continue in her role as well. Veteran investigative journalist Cecil Rosner also joins the CAJ executive as a vice-president. Zane Schwartz and Paul Schneidereit will continue to serve as the association’s chair and treasurer, respectively. Karyn Pugliese will continue in her capacity as past president. New members added [...]

The CAJ announces director roles and responsibilities for 2022-2023 term2023-11-13T15:35:09-05:00

Call for nominations – Extended!

2022-09-23T18:11:01-04:00

The CAJ board of directors has extended the deadline for nominations of our open board positions. The new deadline is Wednesday, August 3, at 5:00 p.m. (ET). Do you want to help improve Canadian journalism? If so, join us! The CAJ board of directors is in need of representatives in Saskatchewan, Quebec and Toronto. We’re looking for people who are passionate about journalism and want to help our organization support journalists and advocate for their rights. Board members help free jailed journalists, fight for reporters’ rights nationwide, run Canada’s largest media diversity survey, offer mentorship to hundreds of young journalists, [...]

Call for nominations – Extended!2022-09-23T18:11:01-04:00

It’s back! The CAJ announces launch of Summer 2022 mentorship program.

2023-11-13T15:37:38-05:00

TORONTO, ON., July 12, 2022/CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the launch of the Summer 2022 edition of its popular mentorship program. Twenty-eight 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 has demonstrated strength and unity in the CAJ community,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “Born during the depths of the pandemic, the CAJ mentorship program is an enduring beacon of hope and opportunity for journalists looking to take [...]

It’s back! The CAJ announces launch of Summer 2022 mentorship program.2023-11-13T15:37:38-05:00

199 Newsrooms Commit to Filling out the Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey

2022-09-23T17:42:13-04:00

July 11, 2022- The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that 199 media outlets have committed to participating in the 2022 Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey, a landmark annual snapshot of the country’s media demographics. The survey measures the race and gender of journalists working in newsrooms nationwide. Last year, the CAJ collected data on 3,873 journalists working at 209 media outlets. So far this year, 143 media outlets have completed the survey ahead of the Friday, July 29 deadline, and another 56 news organizations have committed to providing data on the composition of their newsrooms. “Media outlets [...]

199 Newsrooms Commit to Filling out the Canadian Newsroom Diversity Survey2022-09-23T17:42:13-04:00

Congratulations to the 2021 CAJ Awards Recipients!

2023-11-13T15:46:17-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism, awarded on May 28, 2022. This included presenting the McGillivray Award, recognizing the program’s best investigative journalism, to APTN News’ Brittany Guyot and Kathleen Martens. The team’s Surviving Day Schools entry used freedom-of-information and other investigative techniques to confirm that Indian Day Schools have also seen student deaths echoing the tragedy of these fatalities that had its reckoning moment in 2021 at residential schools across Canada. Earlier in the evening, Surviving Day Schools had been named the inaugural recipient in [...]

Congratulations to the 2021 CAJ Awards Recipients!2023-11-13T15:46:17-05:00

CAJ recognizes Canadian lawyers who vigorously defend media freedoms with 2021 Charles Bury Award

2024-03-05T20:17:29-05:00

MONTREAL, May 28, 2022 - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) has awarded the prestigious Charles Bury Award to the legends of Canadian lawyers who have generously provided pro-bono legal services to help uphold journalists’ rights to report on matters of significant public interest. “Over the past four decades, there have been dozens and dozens of lawyers who have answered late-night calls from CAJ presidents, who’ve gone above and beyond in their tireless support of the CAJ’s public-interest advocacy work,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “In a time when press freedom is under attack in Canada, this award pays homage [...]

CAJ recognizes Canadian lawyers who vigorously defend media freedoms with 2021 Charles Bury Award2024-03-05T20:17:29-05:00

Aastha Sethi wins Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship

2022-09-23T18:12:36-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that Aastha Sethi, a journalism student at the University of British Columbia, is this year’s winner of the CAJ-Investintech Data Journalism Scholarship. More information about Aastha and her award can be found on the investintech.com website. The CAJ thanks all applicants for taking the time to submit to this year’s scholarship and encourages it’s student members to consider applying next year. For full scholarship details see here. The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 1200 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy [...]

Aastha Sethi wins Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship2022-09-23T18:12:36-04:00

Announcing the Summer 2022 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns

2022-09-23T18:13:17-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Tamanna Khan and Mark Colley to the team. Both will work with the CAJ as post-secondary student interns for the summer semester. SInce joining the CAJ earlier this month, Khan and Colley have been busy,  helping produce engaging promotional materials for the CAJ’s upcoming national conference and awards gala. After the conference, they will be providing support with the launch of the CAJ’s new and improved website. Khan  is in her final year of the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University. Prior to starting at Carleton, she  worked as [...]

Announcing the Summer 2022 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns2022-09-23T18:13:17-04:00
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