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CAJ launches fourth round of mentorship program with 30 top journalists

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OTTAWA, ON, Oct. 25, 2021 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the autumn 2021 edition of its mentorship program.

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This round of mentors features 30 top Canadian journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications from across the country. Half of the mentors for this round are women, and half are journalists of colour.

"Over the past year, the CAJ's mentorship program has provided a unique forum for journalists to come together, learn from each other, and impart valuable lessons on how to successfully manage a career in the craft of journalism," said CAJ president Brent Jolly. "There has been some truly excellent work coming out of the connections created through this program and we look forward to continuing that encouraging trend in this fourth instalment of the program."

The full roster of mentors for this round includes:

  • Abigail Bimman, Ottawa correspondent, Global National

  • Arvin Joaquin, video journalist, OMNI Filipino

  • Bob Weber, reporter, The Canadian Press

  • Brandi Morin, French/Cree/Iroquois freelance journalist

  • Craig Silverman, national reporter, ProPublica

  • Daniel Dale, reporter, CNN

  • David Thurton, national reporter, CBC parliamentary bureau

  • Elamin Abdelmahmoud, culture writer, BuzzFeed News and Host, CBC's Party Lines and Pop Chat

  • Eva Holland, freelance writer

  • George Abraham, executive director, New Canadian Media

  • Jalani Morgan, photojournalist/photo director, The West End Phoenix

  • Jana G. Pruden, feature writer, The Globe and Mail

  • Jason Chiu, deputy visual editor at The New York Times' Headway initiative

  • Jimmy Jeong, freelance photojournalist

  • Ka'nhehsí:io Deer, reporter, CBC Indigenous

  • Manisha Krishnan, senior editor, VICE News

  • Mike De Souza, managing editor, The Narwhal

  • Nam Kiwanuka, host/producer, TVO

  • Nicholas Hune-Brown, senior editor, The Local/freelance magazine writer

  • Nick Taylor-Vaisey, journalist, Politico

  • Paul Schneidereit, senior columnist, The Chronicle Herald

  • Renata D'Aliesio, head of investigations, The Globe and Mail

  • Robyn Urback, columnist, The Globe and Mail

  • Rosa Hwang, executive producer, CTV National News

  • Rosemary Barton, chief political correspondent, CBC

  • Saba Eitizaz, co-host/producer, Toronto Star's 'This Matters' podcast

  • Shannon Proudfoot, Ottawa bureau chief, Maclean's

  • Tamara Khandaker, host, The Decibel (The Globe and Mail's daily news podcast)

  • Tom Cardoso, investigative reporter, The Globe and Mail

  • Wendy Gillis, reporter, Toronto Star

The deadline for applications to this round of the mentorship program are due at 5:00 pm ET on Friday November 12, 2021. For full details on the program, including mentor bios and the application form, please click here.

The CAJ's mentorship program is only open to members of the association in good standing. If you aren't already a CAJ member, we can fix that. Successful applicants will meet with a mentor for one hour per week over the course of the six week program.

The CAJ will launch the next round of its mentorship program in January 2022.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 1,000 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists

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