Regulatory, Telecom & Media News – George Stroumboulopoulos, Susanne Craig among new Order of Canada appointees

George Stroumboulopoulos & Susanne Craig

George Stroumboulopoulos, New York Times investigative journalist Susanne Craig, and pioneering filmmaker Peter Pearson, are among the new appointees to the Order of Canada. Pearson is among the Officers appointed to the Order for the Montreal-based filmmaker’s tireless advocacy of Canadian film and television. In addition to Stroumboulopoulos and Craig, new Members of the Order include former CBC Radio host and Literary Review of Canada editor Bronwyn Drainie, Globe and Mail health reporter and columnist André Picard, Canadian arts educator and journalist Sara Angel, editorial cartoonist Michael de Adder, and public opinion pollster Nik Nanos. Find the full list of inductees here.

Gary Slaight

Slaight Communications President & CEO Gary Slaight and CTV Consumer Alert reporter Patrick Foran are among the 2023 appointees to the Order of Ontario. Read more about this year’s inductees here.

Louis Audet

Cogeco Chairman Louis Audet is a 2024 inductee of the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (CBHF), honouring and celebrating business leaders for their vision and leadership, national and global economic impact, community engagement and philanthropy. Audet will be formally inducted at a ceremony at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on May 23.

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in partnership with J-Schools Canada-Écoles-J Canada (JSC-ÉJC) and the Google News Initiative, has launched the $200,000 Next-Generation Journalists Bursary Program. The program, financed and supported by the Google News Initiative, provides JSC-ÉJC members, operating 19 post-secondary journalism programs across Canada, with funding for up to 100 bursaries. The one-year bursary program is aimed at helping reduce participatory barriers by providing financial support of up to $5,000 for journalism students looking to find meaningful employment upon graduation. The bursary is open to full- or part-time students in a journalism degree or diploma program offered by a JSC-ÉJC member. Applications will be available to member programs in early 2024.

The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is launching a new pilot project that will help provide short-term financial support to its member journalists during times of crisis. The Emergency Support Fund for Canadian Journalists will provide eligible members of the CAJ with micro-grants to cover short-term expenses related either to threats caused by one’s work as a journalist or as a means to support wellness and other care-based needs. The emergency fund has been made possible with a donation from the Inspirit Foundation

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