LISTEN: The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma, the Canadian Association of Journalists and Carleton University School of Journalism are launching a series of online industry forums to tackle the mental health and well-being of news professionals. On this episode of Broadcast Dialogue – The Podcast, we welcome journalist and mental health advocate Dave Seglins, one of the lead authors of 2022 report, Taking Care: A Report on Mental Health, Well-being and Trauma Among Canadian Media Workers, a study revealing alarming levels of burnout, anxiety, depression and trauma exposure within the industry.
The Jack Webster Foundation has opened applications for its 2024 Professional Development Fellowships. Fellowships will be awarded to members of the media or journalism educators, to further their journalistic knowledge and skills, offering the option to choose a course to enhance leadership, reporting or editing skills here in Canada; a course offered by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Florida; or a self-directed program/project. The deadline to apply is Feb. 25.