RTDNA Canada has announced the finalists for its National Awards of Excellence and Best Canadian Local News Awards in digital and broadcast journalism. The winners will be announced at the National Awards Gala in Toronto at the Sheraton Centre Hotel on Oct. 21.
The Jack Webster Foundation has announced this year’s Webster Award Finalists, recognizing excellence in B.C. journalism. The 37th annual Webster Awards Gala will take place Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver.
The Webster Foundation’s seven Student Journalism Awards and three BIPOC Journalism Student Awards are now open for applications for students enrolled in eligible journalism schools. The deadline to apply is Oct. 1.
Seneca Polytechnic and New Canadian Media have developed a new microcredential course to help journalists develop skills around equity, diversity and inclusion. The course Inclusive Journalism – Fair Representation in Media is billed as a first of its kind in Canada. It is being offered virtually, weekday evenings, making it easier to access for working journalists from anywhere in Canada. Journalists who take the course are asked to develop and pitch articles related to equity, diversity and inclusion, and write content for their own publications. There are also opportunities to work directly with journalists who are newcomers to Canada. Registration is now open for the next nine-week cohort.