CJF announces bursary program for journalism students

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), in partnership with J-Schools Canada-Écoles-J Canada (JSC-ÉJC) and the Google News Initiative, today launched the $200,000 Next-Generation Journalists Bursary Program. The program, financed supported by the Google News Initiative, provides JSC-ÉJC members, who operate 19 post-secondary journalism programs across Canada, with funding for up to 100 bursaries.

For many students, the costs of education while gaining real world experience in their chosen field can be prohibitive. The one-year bursary program will help reduce participatory barriers by providing financial support of up to $5,000 for journalism students looking to pursue career development opportunities and find meaningful employment upon graduation.

The bursary is open to full- or part-time students in a journalism degree or diploma program offered by a JSC-ÉJC member. The students will participate in development opportunities, as approved by their institution, during the 2024 calendar year.