Toronto Star staff columnist Heather Mallick is the winner of The Landsberg Award for 2015. Presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, The Landsberg Award celebrates a journalist who gives greater profile to women’s equality issues. Now in its second year, the award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women’s equality issues in Canada across print, broadcast or online news from the previous year.
Mallick’s work in 2014 included "Prostitution: lessons from Europe’s streets," a feature exploring the legal framework surrounding prostitution in other countries during Canada’s debate over laws governing the sex trade. Other articles about the same subject matter included "It’s 11 a.m. at the biggest brothel in Europe" and "The view from inside the Amsterdam sex window."
Mallick, a columnist at the Toronto Star since 2010, has previously written for CBC.ca, The Globe and Mail and other media. She will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, to be presented at the annual CJF Awards on June 3 in Toronto at The Fairmont Royal York.