Gordon Sinclair – Roving Reporter

Gordon Sinclair – Roving Reporter

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The Gordon Sinclair Foundation

The Gordon Sinclair Foundation was established in 1984 by a group of friends of the late journalist and broadcaster, Gordon Sinclair, to honour his memory and recognize his contributions to Canadian journalism. In 2014 the Foundation launched the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to honour the legacy of Sinclair’s style of reporting through an annual bursary meant to encourage a young Canadian journalist to undertake a challenging reporting assignment.

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Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary

The Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary will support a research and reporting trip by an early career Canadian journalist who has recently graduated from one of Canada’s university-level journalism programs. The purpose of the $15,000 bursary will be to encourage a young journalist to get off the beaten track and to spend a considerable period away on a reporting assignment – a minimum of six weeks. To be successful, the applicant would have to outline a proposal to travel abroad or to a region of Canada that is not usually well covered by the media and to research and then prepare a substantial body of journalistic work on an important issue.

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Annie Burns-Pieper, 2017 Roving Reporter Bursary winner, to report from Madagascar

Journalist Annie Burns-Pieper will use the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to travel to Madagascar to report on US President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule — which bans foreign aid to groups that perform or promote abortion — and how it has impacted global health programs, specifically family planning and women’s health services.

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2016 Roving Reporter Bursary winner will report on Syrian refugees in Lebanon

TORONTO (June 16, 2016) – Journalist Corbett Hancey will use the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary to travel to Lebanon to explore how the country is coping with the influx of refugees and the pressures of the Syrian civil war. The Gordon Sinclair Foundation awarded the bursary today at its annual meeting, in Toronto. Hancey, […]

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Gordon Sinclair Foundation meets June 16 to announce Bursary winner

The board of directors of the Gordon Sinclair Foundation meets in Toronto on Thursday, June 16 for the foundation’s annual general meeting and to announce this year’s winner of the Gordon Sinclair Roving Reporter Bursary. The Roving Reporter Bursary was created in memory of Gordon Sinclair, who made his name gallivanting around the world for […]

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