2019 Landsberg Award Shortlist Announced
TORONTO, April 3, 2019 – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, is proud to announce the shortlist for the annual Landsberg Award. Celebrating a journalist who provides greater profile to women’s equality issues, the Landsberg Award recognizes exceptional research, analysis and presentation through a gender lens in print, broadcast or online news.
The award is named after Michele Landsberg—an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact that she has had as an advocate and role model for women in Canada.
“This year’s submissions revealed a tremendous depth and breadth of reporting on issues of gender equality from journalists working in every type of media and format and representing a span of generations,” says jury member Rachel Giese, editorial director of Xtra. “Their work was sharp, serious, poignant and fearless.
“The finalists speak boldly to a variety of pressing issues, from sexual harassment and abuse to the legacy of colonization to workplace. I am grateful for their efforts in bringing light and attention to these matters.”
The links to all finalists’ story submissions are available on our awards page.
The finalists are:
- Josée Dupuis, journalist with Radio-Canada’s Enquête who is a previous Landsberg Award winner, for her work with Jo-Ann Demers, Chantal Cauchy and Emmanuel Marchand, also a past winner, on the report #Uvangalu (#Metoo) (English and French) on Inuit women and girls in Nunavik who are harassed and sexually assaulted by white men who work in the North;
- Wendy Glauser, freelance health reporter, for her Globe and Mail piece exposing Marko Duic, an Ontario doctor lauded for transforming emergency medicine who hired only men;
- Ann Hui, national food writer, The Globe and Mail, for her work with Ivy Knight, for articles relating to allegations by women that winemaker Norman Hardie had sexually harassed multiple women;
- Anne Kingston, senior writer and columnist at Maclean’s, for a body of work including stories on maternal regret and the growth of the anti-choice political lobby as well as a column calling for classifying as “terrorism” hate crimes against women; and
- Connie Walker, senior reporter, CBC News, for her work with Marnie Luke, Heather Evans, Jennifer Fowler and Mieke Anderson for the podcast Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo, a true-crime mystery series about the death of a Cree girl named Cleo Semaganis.
The winner will be announced at the annual CJF Awards on June 13 in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York and receive $5,000 from the Canadian Women’s Foundation.
Tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities are available for the CJF Awards.
Chair – Sally Armstrong, journalist, human rights activist and author
Catherine Cano, administrator, International Organisation of La Francophonie
Kathy English, public editor, Toronto Star
Rachel Giese, editorial director, Xtra
Michele Landsberg, journalist, author, feminist and social justice advocate
Paulette Senior, president and CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation
Lauren Strapagiel, managing editor, BuzzFeed Canada
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious 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.
About the Canadian Women’s Foundation
The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, the Foundation works to achieve systemic change that includes all women. By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to move themselves out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership. Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for philanthropy focused on women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $90 million and funded over 1,900 programs across the country. These programs focus on addressing the root causes of the most critical issues and helping women and girls who face the greatest barriers. To learn more, visit www.canadianwomen.org.
For further information: Natalie Turvey, President and Executive Director, The Canadian Journalism Foundation, [email protected]