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Two Citizen staffers, reporter-editor Robert Bostelaar and photographer Jean Levac, are finalists in the 2015 Canadian Association of Journalists awards.
A pair of Citizen journalists have been nominated for reporting awards sponsored by the Canadian Association of Journalists.
Glen McGregor and Robert Sibley have been nominated for their work on the Senate expenses scandal and for coverage of last year’s fatal bus/train crash respectively. McGregor’s nomination is in the open media category while Sibley has been nominated in the daily excellence division.
Winners will be announced May 10 at an awards gala in Ottawa.
* ATTENTION EDITORS AND AWARDS COORDINATORS *
Call for Submissions for the
Canadian Hillman Prize in Journalism
Postmark Deadline January 9, 2014
4th Annual Prize Honours Excellence in Journalism
In Service of the Common Good
The winner(s) of the Canadian Hillman Prize will be announced in mid-March and awarded travel to receive a certificate and a $5,000 prize at a reception to be held on Tuesday April 1, 2014 in Toronto. The winner will also get to travel to New York City to participate in the U.S. awards ceremony to be held May 6, 2014. The Canadian winner will be listed among all Hillman Prize winners on the Hillman Foundation website.
There is no submission fee. A cover letter and four copies of the nominated material are all that is required.
Since 1950, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. Sidney Hillman, an architect of the New Deal, fought to build a vibrant union movement extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of workers’ lives.
“In each of the three years the Canadian Hillman Prize has been awarded we have been exposed to the tenacity, hard work and creativity of Canadian journalists who are unflinchingly committed to exposing injustice and seeing it corrected,” said Alex Dagg,Director of Operations, National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) and member of the board of directors of the Sidney Hillman Foundation. “Reflecting on the past year’s news, we anticipate a tough decision by our judging panel, which means Canadian media are doing it right.”
Please forward all nominations/submissions to:
500-579 Richmond Street West
For more information and to see past winners, please visit the website at www.hillmanfoundation.org.