Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship

Once again, the CBC is asking journalism schools - including our own - to submit nominees for the prestigious Joan Donaldson CBC News Scholarship. The scholarship winners, many of whom have gone on to earn employment as CBC journalists, will receive 16 weeks of hands-on experience working with Canada’s national broadcaster - behind the scenes, on air or a combination of both. The program runs from May 8 to August 25, 2017 and pays around $600 per week. You can find details on the scholarship here:
 
 
Mount Royal University’s nominees will be selected by members of the journalism faculty. If you are interesting applying, sent the material below to myself ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) no later than October 9. I’m also happy to answer any question you might have. Please be aware that applicants - who need to have demonstrated a strong potential for producing exceptional journalism - must have just completed their graduating year as the scholarship begins.
 
APPLICATION MATERIAL
 
Cover letter: Introduce yourself to the selection committee on one letter-sized page. Explain why you want to work at the CBC. More importantly, though, this is also an opportunity to summarize and elaborate on what skills and experience you have and how you can contribute to the CBC. Be specific and give examples. Distinguish yourself from all the other journalism students who will be sending applications in. And remember: CBC News is a fully integrated service and is interested in TV, radio and online skills.
 
Resume: Include educational and professional background, community involvement, travel, work, languages and other personal experiences. (Two-page maximum.)
 
Portfolio: Include links to personal or public websites (e.g. Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) Do NOT upload clips or pdf's.
 
One of each:
 
Online writing
Online multimedia (e.g. interactive, audio slideshow, etc.)
Audio clip (under 5 minutes)
Video clip (under 5 minutes) - We are interested in your field production work and reporting skills. Please do not submit samples of anchoring or newsreading.