The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is proud to announce its shortlists for the CJF Jackman Awards for Excellence in Journalism, honouring news organizations that embody exemplary journalism and have a profound positive impact on the communities they serve. Finalists are recognized in two categories: large and small media.
Through this prestigious award, the CJF has since 1996 recognized news organizations that embrace ideals of journalistic excellence – originality, courage, independence, accuracy, social responsibility, accountability and diversity.
“The second year of the pandemic didn’t stop Canadian news organizations, both large and small, from doing excellent work on a wide range of national and international issues,” says jury chair Christopher Waddell, professor emeritus at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. “The compelling stories chosen as finalists covered subjects from across the country and beyond—social policy, policing, prisons, Indigenous affairs, environmental concerns and Canada’s obligations to Afghans fleeing their country. Cumulatively, they highlight some of the major issues that captured attention last year as Canadians took the first steps towards a post-pandemic world.”
The five finalists in the large media category (more than 50 full-time employees) and the stories and/or series shortlisted for the award are:
The five finalists in the small media category (fewer than 50 full-time employees) and the stories and/or series shortlisted for the award are:
All finalists' story submissions are available on our awards page.
The winners in both categories will be announced at the CJF Awards ceremony on June 7 at the Art Gallery of Ontario. For tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities, see contact information below or visit the CJF Awards page.
The CJF Jackman Award jury members are: