Postmedia Network Presents Jessica Barrett with the 2013 Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism Business Wire TORONTO -- August 28, 2013 Postmedia Network is pleased to announce that Jessica Barrett is the recipient of the 2013 Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism. With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Journalism certificate from Langara College, Jessica previously held reporting and editing roles at The Vancouver Sun, WE Vancouver and North Shore News (North Vancouver). Still in the early stages of her career, Jessica has received a number of awards for her work including the award for Best Feature from the Canadian Community Newspapers Association in 2012. “We are excited to welcome Jessica to our team in September,” said Lorne Motley, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary Herald. “The Fellowship offers aspiring and talented reporters such as Jessica the opportunity to work alongside Postmedia’s award-winning journalists and continues to celebrate Michelle Lang’s passion for reporting.” Michelle Lang, an award-winning Calgary Herald journalist, lost her life in December 2009 while on assignment for Canwest News Service in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She was the first Canadian journalist killed while reporting on this war. Jessica is the fourth recipient of this esteemed Fellowship which began in 2010. As part of the Fellowship’s special project chosen by the recipient, Jessica has chosen to pursue a story on Canada’s changing work force, job market and economy. Jessica will spend six months working at Postmedia News in Ottawa before spending the last six months of the Fellowship working at the Calgary Herald. “Being chosen as the recipient of this prestigious Fellowship is a great honour,” said Jessica Barrett. “I’m excited for the opportunity to work alongside the remarkable journalists at the Herald and Postmedia News while continuing to hone my reporting skills.” The Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism is a national program designed to encourage a recent Canadian university graduate, from any discipline, to apply his or her passion for writing and interest in current events. The Fellowship includes a salary for the year, plus funding for a special project, as chosen by the fellow, on a topic of social significance inspired by Michelle’s own portfolio of work. Funding for the Fellowship is provided by the Calgary Herald and Postmedia News, as well as the Michelle Lang Trust, with the Fellow’s special project funded exclusively by the Michelle Lang Trust. About the Calgary Herald The Calgary Herald Mining and Ranche Advocate and General Advertiser began publishing as a weekly newspaper on August 31, 1883 when Calgary’s population was just 400 people. Since then, the Calgary Herald has chronicled the evolution of this vibrant, enterprising city and the world we live in. Community is at the heart of what the Herald does every day with initiatives such as the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, our annual Raise-a-Reader literacy campaign, and the recent Sandy Beach Riverbank Rescue Project. The Herald also lends support to the many individuals, organizations and charities that perform admirable work on the community’s behalf. Together we share a common goal to make Calgary the best place to live, work and play. About Postmedia Network Inc. Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. (TSX:PNC.A, PNC.B), is the largest publisher by circulation of paid English-language daily newspapers in Canada, representing some of the country’s oldest and best known media brands. Reaching millions of Canadians every week, Postmedia Network engages readers and offers advertisers and marketers integrated solutions to effectively reach target audiences through a variety of print, online, digital, and mobile platforms. Contact: Calgary Herald Lorne Motley, (403) 235-7546 Editor-in-Chief email@example.com or Postmedia Network Phyllise Gelfand, (416) 442-2936 Vice President, Communications firstname.lastname@example.org
Postmedia Network Presents Jessica Barrett with the 2013 Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism
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