The CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program is offered to Black Canadian journalists with one to five years of experience and aims to amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues in the news and cultivate future Black media leaders in Canada’s major media and community outlets.
“…My experience at CBC really leveled me up as a journalist. I can’t wait to take these skills with me into my future endeavours. I want to thank everyone at CJF and CBC for taking the time to teach me and foster my curiosity.”
– Ashleigh-Rae Thomas, 2022 CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellow
The CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program is now in its third year.
Our successful fellows spend six months at a CBC/Radio-Canada (English and French), The Globe and Mail or CTV News newsroom, or at the Investigative Journalism Bureau at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
While hosted with one of our partners, the fellows receive: mentoring and training; a full-time stipend; skills development; excellent networking opportunities; and the chance to produce content for publication or broadcast.
“Participating in the CJF fellowship at the Investigative Journalism Bureau has been pivotal to my journalistic career. … Working under the tutelage of … the strong team of journalists at the IJB, has been a gift. Their standard of excellence has made me a more thorough reporter as well as a better listener and thinker.“
-Wendy-Ann Clarke, 2022 CJF-IJB Black Journalism Fellow
With five fellowship opportunities currently offered to emerging Black journalists this year, our goal is to launch a sixth opportunity in 2024 at a major Canadian news media outlet. Your donation will help The Canadian Journalism Foundation create another important opportunity for a Black Canadian at the start of their journalism career to make their mark and build their network.
“I’m proud to have gained skills pitching original stories, writing complex topics and producing interviews for the eye and the ear. … I made close connections and colleagues with journalists at the top of their game across these beats; heard them discuss considerations and competing angles of story coverage and learned what they watch and read in the news cycle to feed their perspective. Each of these instances has already proven valuable beyond measure.”
-Kiernan Green, 2022 CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellow