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The Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award: Whom will you nominate?

January 7, 2013

TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ – Nominations are being accepted online for the annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding
lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. Deadline for nominations
is Jan. 28, 2013.

The recipient will have demonstrated, throughout his/her career, a
commitment to the highest journalistic standards and ideals. His/her
work and contribution to the field and society should serve as a model
that inspires excellence in others. The winner will be selected by a jury and presented at the 16(th) Annual CJF Awards at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 13, 2013.

Among the items to be considered are: body of journalistic work during
career; contribution to society through outstanding journalism; and
recognition and respect from peers and community.

Last year’s winner was Jack Sigvaldason, publisher of Northern News
Services. Sigvaldason had a career in advertising, public relations and
editorial in Winnipeg before moving his family to Yellowknife to work
as the editor of News of the North. In 1971, after antagonizing various levels of government, advertisers
and local communities, he was fired–only to start up the Yellowknifer and subsequently, Northern News Services, which publishes seven
community newspapers. His success eventually allowed him to buy the
newspaper that fired him and rename it News/North.

“Recognition by one’s peers is the greatest honour of all,” says
Sigvaldason. “In my case, it was recognition not only of our
organization’s growth over the past 40 years, but of what Northerners
have achieved during that time.”

Sigvaldason joins a list of esteemed journalists who have received the
award, including Patrick Brown, Lise Bissonnette, Joe Schlesinger, June
Callwood, Peter Gzowski and Robert Fulford.

Visit our website or submit your nomination using our online form.

About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a
not-for-profit organization that promotes excellence in journalism by
celebrating outstanding journalistic achievement through an annual
awards program; by operating journalism websites, J-Source.ca English and ProjetJ.ca (French), in co-operation with the country’s leading journalism
schools; by organizing events that facilitate dialogue among
journalists, business people, government officials, academics and
students about the role of the media in Canadian society; and by
fostering opportunities for journalism education, training and

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

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