CJAD 800 Grants Two Journalism Bursaries in Honour of Gord Sinclair
— May 3, 2016
MONTREAL (May 3, 2016) — As a new initiative to promote talented up-and-coming journalists, News Talk Radio CJAD 800 is granting Gord Sinclair Radio Awards to two Concordia University students each year for the next three years. In addition to receiving $2,500 each, this year’s winners will join the station’s news team for an internship this summer.
For the first edition of the awards, Concordia students had to produce a five- to seven-minute radio documentary based on the theme “What You Didn’t Know About Montreal.” Winners Chris Aitkens and Nathalie Laflamme received the awards for documentaries about emerging Montreal artists. The productions were selected based on their quality and originality, as judged by professors from the university.
“The Faculty of Arts and Science is tremendously proud of our journalism program. This generous award will enable our students to gain a first-hand understanding of what’s involved at working at one of Montreal’s leading radio stations, while providing financial aid during their studies. On behalf of our Faculty, many thanks to our good friends at CJAD 800”, André Roy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science, Concordia University.
The awards are a way of paying homage to the late journalist Gord Sinclair, who passed away in 2002. “Being able to offer these awards in honour of a CJAD 800 legend makes us extremely proud,” said Chris Bury, Program & News Director, CJAD 800 and TSN 690.
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