For the first time ever, The Landsberg Award has selected two winners in recognition of the year’s exceptional coverage of women’s equality issues.
Catherine Porter, a columnist and feature writer with the Toronto Star, was honoured for a selection of her work focused on social justice issues. Radio-Canada Enquête reporting duo Josée Dupuis and producer/director Emmanuel Marchand were recognized for their exceptional coverage of the racism, sexism and abuse suffered by aboriginal woman at the hands of the police in the northern Quebec town of Val-d’Or.
Presented by the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, The Landsberg Award celebrate journalists who give greater profile to women’s equality issues.
This year’s winners will each receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women’s Foundation, to be presented at the annual CJF Awards on June 16 in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York.