J-Source Announces its Newsperson of the Year Shortlist
TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2013 /CNW/ – J-Source today announced its shortlist for the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award.
The Newsperson of the Year award seeks to honour a Canadian who has
demonstrated excellence and had a positive impact on the quality of
journalism in their community or across the country, perhaps innovating
the way news is gathered and told, inspiring journalists, educators,
and the Canadian public.
The jury decided on the shortlist from a list of 28 nominees. The
-- Nahlah Ayed, foreign correspondent, CBC -- Jorge Barrera, reporter, Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) -- Stephen Maher, national columnist and investigative journalist, Postmedia News and Glen McGregor, national affairs reporter, Ottawa Citizen -- Rachel Pulfer, executive director, Journalists for Human Rights -- David Skok, director, GlobalNews.ca
To read the J-Source Q&A with each finalist and for jury comments, click
on each name.
“The jury had an exceedingly difficult time whittling down the excellent
list of nominees to a modest shortlist,” said Janice Neil,
editor-in-chief of J-Source and one of five members of the jury. “We’re
pleased to present our final contenders who demonstrate innovation in
story-telling, by using new and emerging technologies to research,
report, present and disseminate stories on all media platforms.”
The winner will be announced on February 28 at a Canadian Journalism Foundation J-Talk in Toronto.
Janice Neil, Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Ryerson
Nicole Blanchett Neheli, Coordinator/Professor Journalism Broadcast,
Sheridan College (Oakville, Ont).
Candis Callison, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Journalism,
University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
Paul Benedetti, lecturer and Co-ordinator of the Graduate Journalism
Program, Western University (London, Ont.)
Judith Dubois, journalism professor , UniversitÃ© du QuÃ©bec Ã MontrÃ©al
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation