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Comedy and music performers join CJF Awards’ celebration of journalistic excellence

by aanationtalk on June 5, 2018138 Views

TORONTO, June 4, 2018 – Sarah Harmer, Sean Cullen and The Beaverton’s Emma Hunter and Miguel Rivas will make special appearances at the annual Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York on June 14.

The CJF Awards celebrates excellence in journalism by honouring those who have made significant contributions to the profession and by recognizing emerging talent.

Cullen, award-winning comedian, actor, author and screenwriter, will be the live announcer for the evening’s entertainment portion. Harmer, the Juno-winning singer-songwriter, and Hunter and Rivas, co-anchors of The Beaverton satirical news comedy show based on the website of the same name, will perform on stage.

Robyn Doolittle, reporter with The Globe and Mail, will host the CJF Awards event, which attracts an audience of more than 600 journalists, media executives and business leaders every year.

Special CJF honourees this year include New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who will be honoured with the CJF Tribute, alongside Ronan Farrow, of The New Yorker, who will be recognized with a CJF Special Citation. These three reporters were behind the groundbreaking pieces that detailed sexual harassment and assault allegations against now-disgraced Hollywood movie producer Harvey Weinstein, fuelling a global social media movement and leading many women and men to come forth with allegations about the sexual misconduct of powerful figures across different industries.

Other awards to be presented include the new CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award, the CJF Jackman Awards for Excellence in Journalism, the CJF Lifetime Achievement Award, the CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, The Landsberg Award, the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award, the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and the William Southam Journalism Fellowships.

Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor CN and sponsors Salesforce, Labatt Breweries of Canada, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, Shaw Communications, Google News Initiative, General Motors of Canada, Medtronic, Barrick Gold Corporation, Rogers, Accenture, Thomson Reuters, CTV News, the Jackman Foundation, Scotiabank, the Facebook Journalism Project, Power Corporation of Canada and Charton Hobbs. Thanks also to in-kind supporters The Globe and Mail, Postmedia Network, CISION, The Canadian Press, Porter Airlines and Bespoke Audio Visual.

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About the Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates, and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers’ series, the CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.

SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation

For further information: Natalie Turvey, Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca, 416-955-0396; for tickets, tables or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact: Josh Gurfinkel, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, jgurfinkel@cjf-fjc.ca, 416-955-0394

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