Lynn Burry and Terry Seguin have been named as the RTDNA Canada’s Lifetime Achievement Award inductees this year in the East Region. Burry began her career at CJYQ-AM St. John’s, NL before becoming the NTV Evening Newshour senior producer and co-host. Seguin has been with CBC New Brunswick since 1985 as former host of the supper-hour newscast and Information Morning Fredericton.
Don Connolly, who recently retired after 42 years hosting CBC Information Morning Halifax, is among the inaugural inductees into the new Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame will be officially launched at the Atlantic Journalism Awards gala dinner and awards show on Apr. 28 in Halifax. Read more here.
Jasmine Kabatay and Ntawnis Piapot are the recipients of this year’s CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, which allow two early-career Indigenous journalists to explore issues of interest while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Indigenous Centre in Winnipeg. Piapot, a Nehiyaw Iskwew from the Piapot Cree Nation in southern Saskatchewan, is completing a master’s in journalism at the University of Regina. For her fellowship, she will explore how journalism schools in Canada are implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action to incorporate Indigenous studies into their programs. Kabatay is an Anishinaabe freelance journalist from Seine River First Nation in northwestern Ontario and a Toronto-based columnist with StarMetro. She’ll explore the relevance of the status card, given misconceptions surrounding its usage. The CJF Awards take place June 14 in Toronto.
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) and the Facebook Journalism Project have announced the finalists for the inaugural CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award. Promoting news literacy, the award carries a $10,000 prize. The finalists are: The Canadian Press, for its twice-monthly “Baloney Meter” initiative, which explores on a true-or-false basis the answers to public policy questions; Radio-Canada, for an initiative by weekly program Corde sensible designed to meet misinformation and false stories on social media; and the Toronto Star, for its Trust Project, a newspaper-wide initiative to enhance reader trust, including a weekly feature. The winner will be announced at the CJF Awards on June 14.