If you know of someone who should be awarded for committing journalism to the benefit of society, you have until January 8 to nominate them for the J-Source Journalism Integrity Award.
The award, which has been made annually since 2007, will honour an individual or organization that has encouraged excellence, had a positive impact on the quality of journalism at the local and/or national level and serves as an inspiration to working journalists as well as educators, our readers, audiences and the Canadian public.
"We strive to recognize and celebrate the efforts of journalists, journalism educators, activists and citizens who believe that journalism can make a difference in a functioning democracy," says the organization.
J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca are the websites of The Canadian Journalism Project (CJP)which is sponsored by the Canadian Journalism Foundation. Guidelines include:
- The action, decision, advocacy, story, approach, judgment call etc. that provides the basis for the nomination must have occurred in the 2009 calendar year
- If the basis for a nomination refers to an internal decision, the information must be verifiable through others involved
- Nominations must be received by midnight on January 8, 2010 at firstname.lastname@example.org