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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

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.

2022-09-23T17:41:47-04:00

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.2022-09-23T17:41:47-04:00

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!

2022-09-23T17:42:34-04:00

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!2022-09-23T17:42:34-04:00

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

2022-08-25T18:42:34-04:00

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 Award2022-08-25T18:42:34-04:00
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