Finding Cleo receives double honours at CJF gala

Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleo, a CBC podcast hosted by investigative journalist Connie Walker, was named the winner of the 2019 CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism in the large media category at an award ceremony in Toronto on Thursday.

Walker also took home the Landsberg award, which is offered by CJF and the Canadian Women’s Foundation to celebrate “exceptional coverage of women’s equality issues.”

Connie Walker, host of the CBC News podcast Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo, accepted the CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism (large media category) and the Landsberg Award. Photo by Ryan Emberley/CJF

Charnel Anderson and Logan Perley were presented with CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships.

Maria Ressa, CEO of the Rappler, was honoured with the CJF Tribute for “her courageous defence of independent journalism in the face of government harassment.”

For a complete list of winners and nominees, visit CJF’s website.