The Canadian Journalism Foundation announced a new Black Business Journalism Fellowship, in partnership with The Globe and Mail.
The CJF-Globe and Mail Black Business Journalism Fellowship is the latest expansion to the CJF’s Black Journalism Fellowship Program, launched in 2021 to amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues in the news and cultivate future Black media leaders. This new fellowship is supported by Canada Life.
The fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an early-career Black journalist—with one-to-five years’ experience— to spend six months working with Canada’s top business editors and reporters at the Globe’s newsroom in Toronto. While hosted, the fellow will receive: mentoring and training; a full-time stipend; and the opportunity to produce content for publication by The Globe and Mail and the Report on Business.
“This new fellowship position will further our goal of more inclusive and expanded business coverage,” adds Angela Pacienza, executive editor at The Globe and Mail, in a statement. “Working alongside our Report on Business journalists, this fellow will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of topics vital to Canadians, including personal finance, small business, future of work and the economy.”
The fellow will write or produce work during their fellowship opportunity that will be considered for publication. This latest fellowship award joins the existing CJF Black Journalism Fellowships at CBC/Radio-Canada, CTV News and the Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB), which have helped foster the careers of Black journalists since 2021.
All 2024 fellows will be recognized at the CJF Awards ceremony on June 12 at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.