Toronto Star reporters share CJF’s Landsberg Award

Alyshah Hasham and Wendy Gillis, longtime courts and crime reporters for the Toronto Star, are joint recipients of the 2021 Landsberg Award in recognition of their stories addressing women’s experiences of male violence—including police workplace sexual harassment—and exploring potential solutions.

The award is presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The Landsberg Award celebrates a journalist, or journalists, who provides greater profile to women’s equality issues. The award recognizes exceptional research, analysis and presentation through a gender lens in print, broadcast or online news. As recipients, Hasham and Gillis will share the $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The jury selected the following for honourable mentions:

  • Molly Hayes, a national reporter with The Globe and Mail covering crime and justice, for examining intimate partner violence rates and domestic homicides as COVID-19 lockdown orders compounded dangerous home situations during the pandemic; and
  • Jana Pruden, a feature reporter with The Globe and Mail, for following one of the first major trials of the #MeToo era in Canada, looking closely at the actions of a serial rapist and the broader culture that allowed for the sexual assaults to take place.

You can read more about the award, the winners, and the jury here.