TORONTO, May 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Stefanie Marotta, a business, politics and technology journalist who has reported for The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and Bloomberg News is the recipient of this year's Canadian Journalism Foundation-Globe and Mail Investigative Journalism Fellowship.
This award offers early-career journalists a year-long opportunity to sharpen their reporting and research skills while working on ongoing investigative journalism projects under the guidance of The Globe and Mail's editors and senior reporters.
"Investigative journalism is fundamental to understanding inequities in our society and how to fix them," says Renata D'Aliesio, deputy national editor at The Globe and Mail. "This fellowship gives young journalists the tools to pursue difficult stories and encourages them to think big. Stefanie impressed us with her energy, ideas and experience and her eagerness to push beyond the daily headlines."
For the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Stefanie covered Canada's rapidly growing beer industry and the effect of dwindling sales and increasing competition on craft breweries and titans Molson and AB InBev. For the Toronto Star, she investigated global beverage behemoth Nestlé's operations in Ontario towns that fear they won't have enough water for their rapidly growing populations. She has also covered equities, technology and telecommunications at Bloomberg News and worked as a chase producer for CBC's Power & Politics.
The award, now in its fourth year, is open to Canadian journalists with one-to-five years of experience. The candidate receives a weekly stipend for the 12-month fellowship.
About the Canadian Journalism Foundation
Established in 1990, the Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious annual awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate leaders gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation