The Vancouver Sun led the pack with five wins at the Jack Webster Awards. The awards acknowledge excellence in journalism in British Columbia.
The Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards honour the long-time, Calgary-based freelance writer and are unique in two ways: they support working Canadian freelancers when they most need it in their work cycle and give special regard to those working in the area of social justice.
Fourth annual prize honours excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Application deadline is Jan. 9, 2014.
A reporter with Vancouver-based The Province daily newspaper has earned one of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation’s top awards. At the Federation’s annual awards ceremony held Saturday, Glenda Lyumes earned the gold Dick Beamish press feature award for “A leader in her field,” a profile of Jill Hoeppner, a British Columbia dairy producer.
J-Source earned a nomination for Best Online-Only Article or Series of Articles for its analysis of the so-called Crackgate affair in the Canadian Online Publishing Awards.
CBC wins three heath reporting awards, followed by L’actualité with two awards, from the Canadian Medical Association.
The Forum Freelance Fund is sponsored by CBC News and supported by Radio-Canada, CNW and individual donations, and run by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma. Two of the winners will attend a course at Columbia Journalism School, and one will attend a commercial safety course.