CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program

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.

CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program
CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program
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“…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, 2022-2023 CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellow


The CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program is now in its fourth 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.


This six-month fellowship experience has been valuable to my growth and development as a journalist and I have walked away with more tools and knowledge to succeed than I initially anticipated. I feel I am a more well rounded journalist confident in stepping into any newsroom in the future.”

Serena Lopez, 2023-24 CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship recipient


Our goal is to continue to offer career-shaping fellowships to talented Black journalists for years to come. Your donation will help The Canadian Journalism Foundation create an 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, 2022-2023 CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellow

CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program

One thought on “CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program

  • 9 February 2024 at 10:55 am

    Keep up the good work! Thank you!


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