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In the press release, the CJF names the finalists for the Landsberg Prize, awarded 14-Apr-2022 by The Foundation for Canadian Journalism on CNW, the company advises that the content has been updated. The complete and corrected version follows:

CJF names Landsberg Prize finalists

TORONTO, April 14, 2022 /CNW/ – The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to announce its shortlist for the Landsberg Prize, which celebrates a journalist, or journalists, bringing greater visibility to women’s equality issues. The annual award recognizes outstanding research, analysis and presentation from a gender perspective in print, broadcast or online news. The winner receives $5,000 of Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The prize is named after Michele Landsbergaward-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist, in recognition of the tremendous impact she has had as an advocate and role model for Canadian women.

“I’ve been blown away by the extent of excellent journalism produced by women across the country, some with few resources, others navigating through mainstream media to make sure these stories come to the surface. on the surface,” said a member of the jury. Garvia Bailey, journalist, host and co-founder of Media Girlfriends. “We are all heartened by the tenacity, vision and talent of these women.”

The five finalists for this year’s award and shortlisted stories or series are:

Robyn Doolittle and Chen Wang with additional contributions from Tavia grantfor The Power Gap, a Globe and Mail series examining gender discrimination in Canadian workplaces. Doolittle (2018) and Grant (2017) are past Landsberg Prize winners.

Independent Christine Frangou for his independent character-driven stories in Chatelaine, Toronto life and Reader’s Digest revealing discrimination in from Canada medical and legal systems.

Maggie Rahrwith additional contributions from Nancy Hunter and Janice Evansfor Radio Canada Carrie Low vs. podcast about Low’s fight to have his rape properly investigated by police in New Scotland.

Independent Sarah Ratford for their independent investigations for Reader’s Digest, Refinery29 and Magazine Extra in the structural barriers limiting access to abortion in the Maritimes and the battles for more accessible care.

Mercedes Stephenson, Amanda Connolly and Marc-Andre Cossette for their World News cover on allegations of sexual misconduct against high-ranking Canadian military officers.

“In a year where local media and news organizations have faced financial challenges, it was reassuring to see so many applications from freelance journalists and journalists from large organizations telling these important stories,” said one. Member of the Jury. Nam Kiwanuka, a host and producer on TVO The agenda with Steve Paikin. “Despite the obstacles independents face, they have taken it upon themselves to investigate and speak truth to power.”

All stories submitted by the finalists are available on our reward page.

The winner will be announced at the annual CJF Awards Ceremony on June 7 at the art gallery of Ontario. For tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities see contact details below or visit FCJ Award page.

The members of the jury are:

  • Sally Armstrong (Chair), journalist, human rights activist and author;

  • Denise Balkissonchief editor, Chatelaine;

  • Michele Landsbergjournalist, author, feminist and social justice advocate;

  • Paulette SeniorPresident and CEO, Canadian Women’s Foundation;

  • Nam Kiwanukahost/producer, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, TVO; and

  • Garvia Baileyjournalist, host and co-founder of Media Girlfriends.

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About the Canadian Journalism Foundation

Established in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and fellowship program that includes an industry gala where Canadian news leaders, journalists and businesses come together to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a series of public lectures, CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital age. The foundation also promotes educational, training and research opportunities in journalism.

About the Canadian Women’s Foundation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy and knowledge sharing, the Foundation strives to achieve systemic change that includes all women. By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to emerge from violence, poverty and gain confidence and leadership. Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for women-focused philanthropy, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With donor support, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million and funded more than 2,000 programs across the country. These programs aim to tackle the root causes of the most critical problems and help the women and girls who face the greatest obstacles. The Canadian Women’s Foundation aims to be inclusive of diverse people of all genders and sexualities. We focus our efforts on supporting those who face the most barriers and have the least access to relevant services. This includes people who identify as women, girls, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, and 2SLGBTQI+. To learn more, visit

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