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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

CAJ Spring 2024 mentorship program matches 67 journalists with mentors

2024-04-12T02:36:56-04:00

TORONTO, ON, Apr. 5 2024 - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce 67 early and mid-career journalists have been successfully matched with mentors as part of the tenth round of its semi-annual mentorship program. “It is incredible to witness the continued growth of our mentorship program since it began in those early dark days of the pandemic,” said Brent Jolly, CAJ president. “The demand for professional guidance and sharing of practical experiences is a time-honoured tradition in the world of journalism. Our mentorship program is an exceptional opportunity for members of the association to work collaboratively [...]

CAJ Spring 2024 mentorship program matches 67 journalists with mentors2024-04-12T02:36:56-04:00

Applications now open for EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship 2024

2024-03-05T16:57:26-05:00

Ottawa, ON, Mar 6 2024 – The Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are pleased to announce the 2024 edition of the European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship. Deadline for submissions is Monday, 6 May 2024. The study tour to Brussels will take place in October 2024. The EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship aims to recognize outstanding journalistic talent among young Canadians. Since 2001, three candidates have been selected every year to participate in a week-long study tour to experience the EU institutions, the Canadian Mission to the EU, and media outlets in Brussels. Winners will also attend the [...]

Applications now open for EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship 20242024-03-05T16:57:26-05:00

Remarks from CAJ to House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Feb 27, 2024

2024-02-29T17:12:53-05:00

Remarks by Brent Jolly to the House of Commons Heritage Committee on Feb 27, 2024:"Thank you for providing me with this opportunity to provide you with my comments on the current crises (I use plural, here) facing the Canadian media industry.Je m'adresse à vous aujourd'hui en tant que président de l'Association canadienne des journalistes (ACJ). Pour ceux des membres de ce comité qui ignoreraient, l'ACJ est la voix des journalistes canadiens de tous les types de médias à l'échelle nationale et représente plus de 1000 membres à travers le pays.For nearly a half century, the CAJ’s mission has been at the [...]

Remarks from CAJ to House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage – Feb 27, 20242024-02-29T17:12:53-05:00

Lack of accountability for law enforcement seizing journalist’s equipment sends a chilling message about press freedom

2024-02-29T17:33:33-05:00

Winnipeg, MB, Feb 26, 2024/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is deeply disappointed by the decision of a Manitoba judge that examined a 2017 incident where the camera of Winnipeg Sun photojournalist Chris Procaylo was seized by Winnipeg Police without a warrant. “This decision is a chilling response that brings into focus the very precarious situations journalists face in interactions with police while covering breaking public interest news stories,” said Brent Jolly, president of the CAJ. On December 2, 2017, Procaylo investigated reports of a person causing havoc at a Main Street business and arrived to find a [...]

Lack of accountability for law enforcement seizing journalist’s equipment sends a chilling message about press freedom2024-02-29T17:33:33-05:00

CAJ launches fourth annual Newsroom Diversity Survey

2024-02-22T11:01:12-05:00

TORONTO, ON, Feb 22, 2024/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) Newsroom Diversity Survey is back for a fourth consecutive year. “The 2023 diversity survey set a high-bar as it collected the most comprehensive sample of newsroom demographic data ever compiled in Canadian media history,” said Brent Jolly, CAJ president. “Our challenge for 2024 is ambitious: to gather more and more data to better understand the progress being made by industry to ensure that newsrooms reflect the diversity, equity, and inclusiveness of the communities they serve.” Previous versions of the Newsroom Diversity Survey can be found on our website: [...]

CAJ launches fourth annual Newsroom Diversity Survey2024-02-22T11:01:12-05:00

The CAJ’s Spring 2024 mentorship program is here!

2024-02-22T10:55:16-05:00

TORONTO, ON., Feb 14, 2024 - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ)’s popular mentorship program is back and accepting applications from early and mid-career journalists. This is the 10th round of the CAJ mentorship program, which began in 2019 and has successfully matched dozens of journalists with mentors in the years since. The program has helped journalists publish incredible stories, build valuable skills and access support through tough times. The Spring 2024 program once again sees 30 top Canadian journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications from across the country step forward to help their colleagues. The deadline for [...]

The CAJ’s Spring 2024 mentorship program is here!2024-02-22T10:55:16-05:00

CAJ welcomes its 2024 winter semester interns

2024-02-28T21:13:32-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Hilena Demelie, Arjun Panchadar and Claire Hutcheon on board as the CAJ post-secondary student interns for the Winter 2024 semester. Demelie, Panchadar and Hutcheon will help further the CAJ’s advocacy, and aid in communication and program delivery. Beyond working for the CAJ’s various committees, they will also get the chance to work with a network of some of Canada’s most esteemed journalists and access invaluable mentorship. Hilena Demelie is in her third year of studying Law at the University of Ottawa. She is the co-president of the Black Law Students’ Association [...]

CAJ welcomes its 2024 winter semester interns2024-02-28T21:13:32-05:00

In wake of dubious SCC decision, CAJ argues cabinet secrecy dramatically expanded against the public’s right to know

2024-02-06T14:08:11-05:00

TORONTO, ON/Feb. 6, 2024 - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) was extremely disappointed by Friday’s unanimous landmark decision rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada that will ensure Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s 2018 mandate letters to his then-incoming cabinet ministers will remain under lock and key. “This entire ordeal has made a complete mockery of the idea of government’s proactively disclosing information to the public to whom they are ultimately accountable,” said Brent Jolly, CAJ president. “The decision by the Supreme Court of Canada basically gives governments a green light to keep the public in the dark.” The decision [...]

In wake of dubious SCC decision, CAJ argues cabinet secrecy dramatically expanded against the public’s right to know2024-02-06T14:08:11-05:00

Media advisory: Brandi Morin press availability

2024-01-30T14:16:14-05:00

Today at 11:30 a.m. MT there will be a media availability outside the Edmonton Police Headquarters with journalist Brandi Morin and lawyer Richard Mirasty.  Morin will report to be fingerprinted at 11 a.m. She and lawyer Richard Mirasty will address the media outside of the building at 11:30.  On January 10, Morin, an award-winning Indigenous journalist, was arrested and charged with obstruction for doing her job, while reporting on an Edmonton Police raid on an Indigenous encampment.  In a press conference yesterday, the Canadian Association of Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists, Reporters without Borders, Indigenous Journalists Association, Coalition for Women [...]

Media advisory: Brandi Morin press availability2024-01-30T14:16:14-05:00
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