The Toronto Star has won the Excellence in Journalism Award in the large/national media category at the largest-ever 17th Annual Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Awards. "In the finest traditions of investigative journalism, the Toronto Star fearlessly committed its journalistic resources to uncovering one of the most important ethical stories in recent political leadership, despite economic cost and some politically motivated criticism," says Hershell Ezrin, a member of the jury. "
The annual CJF award honours an organization that embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices with a resulting impact on the community it serves. The Vancouver Observer won in the local/regional media category and L'Echo de Frontenac received an Honourable Mention.
Other Excellence in Journalism Award finalists in the large/national category included the CP Picture Service, CTV News, Globalnews.ca and the Winnipeg Free Press. Finalists in the local/regional media category included CBC Edmonton, CBC New Brunswick and Global Calgary.
More than 500 journalists, media executives and business leaders from across the country gathered at The Fairmont Royal York hotel in Toronto for the annual celebration.