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Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award

Friday, 05 December 2014 09:48


Tom Hanson was a photojournalist whose images from the Oka conflict to the cut-and-thrust of the House of Commons told vivid stories. He was an award-winning photographer for The Canadian Press who travelled around the world and across the country, shooting some of the most iconic news and sports images of the last 15 years.

When Hanson died suddenly at age 41 in 2009, his family, friends, colleagues at The Canadian Press and the country's photojournalism community wanted to find an appropriate way to honour his memory, talent and spirit. The result was the creation of the Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award.

The deadline for applications is January 8, 2015

More information here


Job Opportunity: Hinton Parklander

Monday, 24 November 2014 14:03

From Dave Breakenridge - please contact directly if interested:

I have an opening at one of our weekly papers, the Hinton Parklander. We've previously posted for the job and had a couple of promising candidates, but they've found other work in the industry.

I'm wondering if you know of any recent grads who completed work terms who may be looking for full-time work in the industry. We're hoping to find someone with good knowledge of writing/layout, and I know Mount Royal is producing a lot of solid journalists.​

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Edmonton Sun and Edmonton Examiner
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AWNA 2015

Monday, 24 November 2014 14:01

2015 Newspaper Symposium

February 13 & 14, 2015

Radisson Hotel Edmonton South, Edmonton

  • Inspirational networking eventsEducational sessionsInternationally acclaimed speakers
  • Friday night banquet
  • Buffet Dinner (sponsors ATCO Gas and ATCO ElectricATCO Photographic Awards presentationFire Prevention Week Awards (sponsors the Office of the Fire Commissioner)

More information here



AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program

Thursday, 20 November 2014 14:38

AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development agency, working in Asia and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the
complex problems causing global poverty.

AKFC concentrates on specific development challenges in health, education, rural development and civil society. In Canada, AKFC raises funds, builds
partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on international development issues.

Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

AKFC is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 International Youth Fellowship Program.

Read more: AKFC's International Youth Fellowship Program


James Foley Memorial Scholarship in International Photojournalism

Monday, 17 November 2014 14:11

In honor of the courageous men and women who risk their lives in order to report from the world's most dangerous places ieiMedia has established the James Foley Memorial Scholarship in memory of the photojournalist who was tragically executed while covering the war in Syria.

This $5,000 photojournalism scholarship covers tuition, program fees and meals for participation in our Urbino program, jointly sponsored by James Madison University and Iowa State University. The winner will work with two award-winning photojournalists in an experiential program that runs through the month of June 2015. The recipient is responsible for his/her own airfare.

To enter the competition you must submit a link to an online photographic portfolio as well as a short letter explaining why an international reporting experience is important for your education. The portfolio should be well organized and show evidence of curiosity about other groups or cultures. The letter should not exceed 300 words. The judging will be done by a jury of professional photojournalists including former White House Photographer and Washington Post staff photographer Susan Biddle as well as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Dennis Chamberlin.

Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2015


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