The Michener Awards Foundation is offering two fellowships to encourage excellence in journalism that serves the public interest. Applications will close on February 21, 2014 for both.

The Michener Awards Foundation is offering two fellowships to encourage excellence in journalism that serves the public interest. Applications will close on February 21, 2014 for both.

The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism, supported by a grant from the BMO Financial Group, will be awarded to a mature journalist to devote up to four months to complete a reporting project.

The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education, supported by the Michener Awards Foundation and the Family of the late Paul S. Deacon, will support a journalist-in-residence for a semester at a recognized Canadian journalism school. 

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Both fellowships provide $30,000 and accountable expenses of up to $5,000.

The deadline for entries for the 2013 Michener Award is also February 21. The Michener Award goes to a news organization for journalism that makes a significant impact on the public good. 

Details are available at www.michenerawards.ca. 
 

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.