Friends of Canadian Broadcasting offers an annual award, encouraging Canadians to reflect and express themselves through original essays on the link between democracy and the media. J-Source is pleased to republish the award-winning essays. 

Friends of Canadian Broadcasting announced the creation of the Dalton Camp Award in 2002 to honour the memory of the late Dalton Camp, a distinguished commentator on Canadian public affairs, who passed away earlier that year. Since then, the prize has been awarded 11 times to dozens of writers across Canada. Friends’ goal is to encourage Canadians to reflect and express themselves through original essays on the link between democracy and the media.

Read the award winning essays here:

Randy Morse of Kaslo, B.C., has won the $10,000 first prize in this year’s Dalton Camp Award. Morse is a political scientist, editor, artist, musician and author of six books. He is the founder of several book publishing houses and a web-based publishing pioneer. He currently heads the Kaslo Institute, an innovative rural-based think tank.

 

Whitney Light won the $2,500 prize for the best essay by a postsecondary student.  Light is a writer and photographer. Recently, she completed a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School.  She currently works as a journalist in Yangon, Myanmar.


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