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Posted by Belinda Alzner on December 19, 2012

Once a year we shine a light on journalists who make all of us proud: who demonstrate excellence, integrity and innovation. As editor-in-chief Janice Neil explains, the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award will honour a Canadian individual who has demonstrated innovation or served as an inspiration to working journalists, educators, and/or audiences and the Canadian public. 

 

While other media are naming their news makers of the year, here at J-Source we're looking at the journalists who report or produce the news, or run or own newsgathering organizations rather than those who are in the news.

Once a year we shine a light on journalists who make all of us proud: who demonstrate excellence, integrity and innovation. The J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award will honour a Canadian individual who has demonstrated innovation or served as an inspiration to working journalists, educators, and/or audiences and the Canadian public. S/he demonstrates excellence, and has had a positive impact on the quality of journalism at the local and/or national level.  

Last year’s winner was Wilf Dinnick, founder and CEO of OpenFile.ca. Previous winners of the award—which was formerly known as the Journalism Integrity Award—were the Toronto Star and the CHEK-TV newsroom in Victoria, B.C.

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Who do you think we should honour this year?  We’re looking for nominations from all areas of journalism and from across Canada. 

Nominate someone by clicking here, and then check the list of nominations and comments for the "J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year 2012."

Submit your reasons why you're making the nomination, including links to stories, up to 150 words. We’ll compile and post the nominations and comments, online.

Nominations will be accepted until January 21, 2013.

I look forward to seeing your nominations.

Janice Neil
Editor-in-Chief, J-Source.ca

J-Source and ProjetJ are publications of the Canadian Journalism Project, a venture among post-secondary journalism schools and programs across Canada, led by Ryerson University, Université Laval and Carleton University and supported by a group of donors.