Professional Development

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

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 Fall 2023 mentorship program matches 70 journalists with mentors

2023-10-31T17:34:53-04:00

TORONTO, Oct 31, 2023/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce 70 early and mid-career journalists have been successfully matched with mentors in the ninth round of its mentorship program.   Throughout the autumn and early winter, mentees will be working with mentors from across the country, mediums and platforms. 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 allowed for more young and mid-career journalists to participate in the program.  “Being able to match so many [...]

CAJ Fall 2023 mentorship program matches 70 journalists with mentors2023-10-31T17:34:53-04:00

Announcing the Fall 2023 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns

2023-10-23T19:17:55-04:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Michaela de Groot, Nathan Fung, Zoey Phillips, and Farida Nekzad on board as the CAJ post-secondary student interns for the Fall 2023 semester. de Groot, Fung, Phillips and Nekzad will help further the CAJ’s advocacy, aid in communication and program delivery, and work on the CAJ’s annual diversity survey report. 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. Michaela de Groot is in her third year of studying Common [...]

Announcing the Fall 2023 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns2023-10-23T19:17:55-04:00

Fall is here and so is the launch of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ next round of the mentorship program

2023-11-13T15:06:07-05:00

TORONTO, ON., Sep 26, 2023/CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the launch of the Fall 2023 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. “We are extremely excited to offer members another opportunity to hone their skills, work on specific projects, and seek valuable advice on how to make positive contributions to our industry and society as a whole,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “The [...]

Fall is here and so is the launch of the Canadian Association of Journalists’ next round of the mentorship program2023-11-13T15:06:07-05:00

CAJ Spring 2023 mentorship program matches 70 journalists with mentors

2023-07-25T15:05:30-04:00

TORONTO, May 29, 2023/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce 70 applicants have been successfully matched with mentors in the eighth round of its mentorship program.   Throughout the spring and summer, mentees will be working with mentors from across the country, mediums and platforms. 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 allowed for more young and mid-career journalists to participate in the program.  “Participating in the CAJ mentorship program is a life-changing opportunity [...]

CAJ Spring 2023 mentorship program matches 70 journalists with mentors2023-07-25T15:05:30-04:00

CAJ ‘springs forward’ with the latest round of its mentorship program

2023-03-09T14:37:09-05:00

OTTAWA, March 9, 2021 /CNW/ —The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce the launch of our Spring 2023 Mentorship Program.  Since launching in August 2020, the CAJ Mentorship Program has been thrilled to include some of the best journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications across the country. Each has signed on voluntarily to donate their time.  “The CAJ Mentorship Program has provided invaluable guidance, training, and professional development to hundreds of its early and mid-career members,” said CAJ president Brent Jolly. “We’ve seen how this program has provided a ‘hand-up’ to so many young [...]

CAJ ‘springs forward’ with the latest round of its mentorship program2023-03-09T14:37:09-05:00

Announcing the Winter 2023 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns

2023-02-07T14:37:56-05:00

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to welcome Scott Duke-Giles, Poornima Francis and Yumna Iftikhar to the team and will work with the CAJ as post-secondary student interns for the winter semester. Duke-Giles, Francis and Iftikhar will help produce engaging promotional materials, aid in communications efforts of the organization and will assist the conference committee with planning and delivery of the CAJ’s upcoming national conference and awards gala.  Scott Duke-Giles is a British-Canadian first year Master of Journalism student at the University of British Columbia. He is from North London and finds himself living in Canada for the [...]

Announcing the Winter 2023 CAJ Post-Secondary Student Interns2023-02-07T14:37:56-05:00

CAJ Fall 2022 mentorship program matches 59 journalists with mentors

2022-12-06T14:36:06-05:00

TORONTO, November 28, 2022/ CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the 59 successful applicants for the seventh 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 Fall 2022 mentorship program matches 59 journalists with mentors2022-12-06T14:36:06-05:00

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
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