Investintech.com Launches Third Annual $1000 Journalism Scholarship For Canadian Students

Summary: Partnering with the Canadian Association of Journalists, Investintech.com launches its third annual Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship
 
TORONTO - Nov. 1, 2021 - PRLog -- Investintech.com, developers of Able2Extract, announces the launch of its third annual Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship.

Set up in partnership with the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), the scholarship is aimed at supporting and recognizing post-secondary students who are interested in journalism.

The winner of the scholarship will be one Canadian student whose submission shows an interest and understanding of data journalism tools and techniques.

A selection jury made up of credible data journalists will review all submissions according to journalistic guidelines and standards.

Investintech will award the winner with a one-time cash prize of $1,000 CAD. The student will also receive a free one year CAJ membership and free pass to the annual national CAJ conference in Montreal in May 2022.

Eligibility:

Students who are:
  • Majoring in a journalism program, working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree.
  • Currently accepted to or enrolled in a Canadian college or university.
  • Pursuing a course of studies leading to an undergraduate or graduate degree.
  • Non-journalism program students who apply must show and demonstrate their interest in journalistic work.
Application Details:

Submissions must include:
  • An example of a work of journalism showing the application of data skills and tools.
  • An explanation of what you did, how you did it, and the resources used. If the submitted item is produced as part of a team of two or more, you must show proof of work.
  • An idea for a project you'd like to work on if you had more data journalism skills.
  • A letter of support from an instructor or editor.
Selection Process & Review Guidelines:
  • Follow all requirements; complete all details
  • Entries must be in English or French
  • Minimum word count for written parts: 500
  • Creativity, style, coherence, readability
  • Effective use of data, visualizations and medium used
  • Major sources linked to back claims; strength of the topic and the work
Selection Committee: Investintech will collaborate with CAJ to create a jury of judges with experience and credentials from authoritative publications. It will include one Investintech representative and one CAJ member.

Dates:
  • Deadline: April 29, 2022
  • Review: May 2-13, 2022
  • Announcement: May 16, 2022
  • Award date: May 17, 2022
Visit the Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship homepage to apply: https://www.investintech.com/data-journalism-scholarship/

About the CAJ:

The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing more than 1000 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are to provide high-quality professional development for its members and public-interest advocacy.

For more information, please contact:
Brent Jolly
President, Canadian Association of Journalists
(289) 387-3179
brent@caj.ca

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