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Call for nominations for CAUT’s award for excellence in education journalism

The Canadian Association of University Teachers is accepting nominations for the Award for Excellence in Education Journalism. The award recognizes outstanding reporting and in-depth coverage of issues related to post-secondary education in Canada. The deadline for nominations for coverage in 2016 is February 3, 2017. Two awards are offered. One recipient is recognized for excellence in the student media, and one honours outstanding reporting in the professional print and broadcast media. Each recipient receives $1,000 with the award.

Stories, articles (excluding editorials and columns), documentaries, or series produced in 2015 and appearing in any Canadian daily, weekly, monthly publication, recognized university or college student newspaper, or broadcast by any radio or television station in Canada on some aspect of university and college education that is of major significance are eligible to be nominated. The works of Canadian journalists appearing in non-Canadian publications and broadcasts may also be considered.

Nominations which address the following issues are particularly encouraged: academic freedom; research ethics and integrity; educational accessibility and equity; funding and finances; and university and college governance.

Nominations may be made by faculty associations, media organizations or any other interested parties. Applicants may be self-nominating.

Click here for a list of previous recipients.

For more information, contact: Valérie Dufour, Communications Officer,  613-293-1810.