The National NewsMedia Council (NNC), in partnership with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), has announced its short list of four finalists for the 2020-21 Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting.
This year’s shortlist was chosen from numerous outstanding submissions made by campus news organizations spread across the country. Finalists come from student publications, including: The Eyeopener, The Charlatan, and Capital Current.
The Fraser MacDougall Prize for Best New Canadian Voice in Human Rights Reporting was first presented in 2017, as a way to support young journalists to report on challenging, high-impact human rights issues. Past recipients of the award can be found here.
Award winners receive a cash prize of $1,000, and are recognized for their achievement at the annual JHR ‘Night 4 Rights’ Gala. Information about that event can be found here.
The winners for this year’s competition will be announced on October 8, 2021.