Two Ottawa journalists will spend four months each working on two very different issues, thanks to Michener-Deacon jouranlism fellowships. The winners were announced Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Two women in Ottawa will spend four months working on two very different special projects, as new Michener-Deacon Fellows.

The first Michener-Deacon fellowship in journalism education has been awarded to an Ottawa journalist Melanie Coulson, senior online editor at the Ottawa Citizen, who  will conduct research into the growing phenomenon of audience participation in the journalism produced by media enterprises. 

Laura Eggertson, a freelance journalist, was awarded the Michener-Deacon fellowship in investigative journalism. She will investigate Aboriginal youth suice as a significant health crisis in Canada.


More information about the award and the plans of this year's winners can be found at The Michener Awards Foundation website.


Correction: A previous version of this article inaccurately stated that both journalists were recipients of the journalism education fellowships. We regret the error and apologise for any confusion.