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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

2022-11-23T15:01:14-05:00

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 Conviction Review Group declared in [...]

Muzzling media does not help right the wrongs of past failures of justice: CAJ2022-11-23T15:01:14-05:00

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

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

2022-09-23T18:08:48-04:00

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 threatened2022-09-23T18:08:48-04:00

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

2022-09-23T18:09:59-04:00

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 term2022-09-23T18:09:59-04:00
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