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Journalism job losses at Global News undercut Canadians’ right to know

2024-06-14T18:21:37-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) was extremely disappointed to learn that nearly three dozen unionized journalists at Global News bureaus spread across the country were laid off this week. According to reporting by CBC News, 35 jobs have been lost. Twenty-five positions were cut in Western Canada, with 13 in Calgary, eight in Edmonton, one in Vancouver and three in Lethbridge. The remaining 10 losses come from Ontario: three in Global’s Ottawa bureau and seven in Toronto. Corus, the parent company of Global News, has not yet issued an official statement to confirm the total number of jobs lost [...]

Journalism job losses at Global News undercut Canadians’ right to know2024-06-14T18:21:37-04:00

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services’ chill on access to information recognized with Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy

2024-06-07T19:27:44-04:00

TORONTO, ONT., June 5, 2024 / CNW/ - The Vancouver Fire Rescue Services (VFRS) has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy in the municipal category for its efforts to charge exorbitantly high fees for access to a fire investigation report already paid for by taxpayers.In June 2022 a Value Village store on East Hastings Street was burned to the ground. According to a story published by The Tyee, a local journalist filed an access to information request to obtain a copy of the VFRS fire investigation report to learn [...]

Vancouver Fire Rescue Services’ chill on access to information recognized with Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy2024-06-07T19:27:44-04:00

‘A Red Cross for Journalism’: Committee to Protect Journalists awarded Canadian Association of Journalists’ 2024 Charles Bury Award

2024-05-29T19:43:38-04:00

TORONTO, ONT., Jun 1, 2024 / CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) has awarded this year’s prestigious Charles Bury Award to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) for their continued commitment to ensuring the safety and security of journalists working in some of the most dangerous environments around the world. “Amidst today’s cacophony of global chaos, the world needs a Red Cross for journalism,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly, in presenting the award earlier this evening at the association’s annual awards ceremony at Toronto’s Reference Library. “For decades, the CPJ has saved countless lives of journalists while simultaneously [...]

‘A Red Cross for Journalism’: Committee to Protect Journalists awarded Canadian Association of Journalists’ 2024 Charles Bury Award2024-05-29T19:43:38-04:00

Canadian Association of Journalists celebrates excellence in Canadian journalism from the past year at annual awards gala

2024-05-29T11:46:36-04:00

TORONTO, ONT., Jun 1, 2024 / CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) was pleased to acknowledge and celebrate the recipients of this year’s CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism at an awards gala held earlier this evening at Toronto’s historic Reference Library. The Montreal Gazette’s Aaron Derfel was awarded this year’s McGillivray Award, which recognizes the program’s best investigative journalism published or broadcast in 2023. Derfel’s work exposed egregious failures in care within the city’s Lakeshore Hospital emergency department. His empathetic reporting showed how family members and staff members struggled with how a number of patients died in [...]

Canadian Association of Journalists celebrates excellence in Canadian journalism from the past year at annual awards gala2024-05-29T11:46:36-04:00

New guide aims to help Canadian journalists demystify world of philanthropic funding supports

2024-05-29T11:27:47-04:00

TORONTO, ONT., May 28, 2024 / CNW/ - A new report from the Inspirit Foundation, the Local News Research Project and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) aims to provide journalists and media organizations with guidance and best practices about how news organizations can explore philanthropic funding as a means of supporting the creation of quality public service journalism. The report, Funding Journalism: A Guide to Philanthropic Support for Canadian Media, is the final installment in a three-part series of resources produced by the Inspirit Foundation, the Local News Research Project at Toronto Metropolitan University, the CAJ, and Philanthropic Foundations [...]

New guide aims to help Canadian journalists demystify world of philanthropic funding supports2024-05-29T11:27:47-04:00

Saying the quiet part out loud: Nova Scotia premier’s office recognized with award for punting promises to empower province’s information and privacy commissioner

2024-05-22T12:57:30-04:00

TORONTO, ONT., May 22, 2024 / CNW/ - Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston’s office has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy for its decision to walk back a plan that would have given order-making power to the province’s information and privacy commissioner. During the 2021 provincial election campaign, Houston, the leader of then-opposition Progress Conservative Party, promised voters that he would lead reforms that would overhaul the province’s transparency practices. Nova Scotia, for example, is the only province where the information and privacy commissioner is not an independent [...]

Saying the quiet part out loud: Nova Scotia premier’s office recognized with award for punting promises to empower province’s information and privacy commissioner2024-05-22T12:57:30-04:00

Indefensible: Department of National Defence earns top honour for Outstanding Achievements in Government Secrecy

2024-05-08T09:03:01-04:00

TORONTO, ONT., May 8, 2024 / CNW/ - Canada’s Department of National Defence has been selected as the 2023 recipient of the federal Code of Silence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Government Secrecy for taking three years to respond to an access request by an Ottawa researcher who inquired about the cost of a controversial program to build new Canadian warships. Parliamentary Budget Officer Yves Giroux has estimated the cost to taxpayers of the ship-building contract, which would see 15 new warships built for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the Canadian Surface Combatant program, will be about $84 [...]

Indefensible: Department of National Defence earns top honour for Outstanding Achievements in Government Secrecy2024-05-08T09:03:01-04:00

Announcing the Winner of the 2023-2024 Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship!

2024-05-02T18:29:09-04:00

As the Investintech-CAJ journalism scholarship ends each year, we’re always impressed by the data-driven stories being submitted. The journalism talent and quality of work seen from college and university students continues to grow. And this year is no exception as we announce the 2023-2024 winner. The Selection Jury has reviewed the eligible submissions and, after careful consideration, selected a recipient for the fifth annual Investintech – CAJ Journalism Scholarship. We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of the scholarship this year is: Sonia Persaud Congratulations, Sonia! Sonia is a student at Western University in London, Ontario, working towards a Bachelor’s degree [...]

Announcing the Winner of the 2023-2024 Investintech-CAJ Journalism Scholarship!2024-05-02T18:29:09-04:00

Arbitrary arrest of journalists does irreparable harm to the public’s right to know

2024-04-18T12:35:28-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) calls on Montreal police to immediately drop the ‘mischief’ charge levied against Savanna Craig, a journalist with CUTV, who was covering a protest at a downtown bank earlier this week. Craig attended the protest on Monday after receiving a tip from a source. On numerous occasions, she explained to Montreal police officers that she was attending the protest as a journalist. When questioned by officers about her affiliation, she provided agents with a press pass that showed her name, the name of her employer, her job title, a photo, and a bar code that [...]

Arbitrary arrest of journalists does irreparable harm to the public’s right to know2024-04-18T12:35:28-04:00

Canadian Association of Journalists announces finalists for this year’s top investigative journalism awards competition

2024-05-22T21:08:15-04:00

OTTAWA, ON., April 16, 2024 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to share the list of finalists for its 2023 awards competition. Recipients in each category will be announced at the awards gala scheduled for June 1, 2024 at the Toronto Public Library’s Bram & Bluma Appel Salon. The gala is the CAJ’s signature event that concludes the CAJ’s 2024 national conference: Journalism and How To Survive It. “In a time when journalism is so frequently brought under assault by those who seek to undermine the public’s right to know, this year’s CAJ Awards finalists showcase [...]

Canadian Association of Journalists announces finalists for this year’s top investigative journalism awards competition2024-05-22T21:08:15-04:00
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