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CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award 2018 for young Canadians ($10,000 prize.)

Application Deadline: February 16, 2018

The CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award celebrates efforts to encourage Canadians to understand and critically assess the quality of news in their community as well as the practices that underpin factual reporting as key contributions to Canadian democracy.

As people get more information from a variety of platforms and sources, there is a greater responsibility on individual citizens to be more active in assessing both the accuracy and quality of the information they receive and the organizations that provide that information.

The CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award will not only promote news literacy and the importance of quality journalism, but also drive new and innovative initiatives and projects focused on this important issue. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize.
The following types of news projects would be eligible for the award:
– Journalistic works and undertakings that explore the relationship between journalism in all its forms and democratic engagement, with a focus on models for the future of news;
– Projects that test new or innovative processes or practices that enlighten audiences about the time, effort and costs involved in maintaining standards of excellence and factual reporting in professional journalism in the digital age;
– Innovative initiatives by news organizations and other relevant organizations that help create an informed news audience by providing them with the tools to help expose misinformation.

 

To Be Eligible:

Initiatives must be innovative, non-partisan, seeking to serve a public good and contributing to the news literacy of Canadians.

The following types of news projects would be eligible for the award:
– Journalistic works and undertakings that explore the relationship between journalism in all its forms and democratic engagement, with a focus on models for the future of news
– Projects that test new and/or innovative processes and/or practices that enlighten audiences about the time, effort and costs involved in maintaining standards of excellence and factual reporting in professional journalism in the digital age
– Innovative initiatives by news organizations and other relevant organizations that help create an informed news audience by providing them with the tools to help expose misinformation

Submissions must include:
• Description of how the initiative is used or will be used
• Objective of the initiative
• Target audience of the initiative
• Description of time component and resources devoted to delivering the initiative
• Explanation of how the initiative was tested
• Impact on audience (metrics of audience that used or interacted with the initiative)

Opens: January 16, 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY USING THE ONLINE FORM

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award 2018

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