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CAJ mentorship program matches 92 journalists with mentors


TORONTO, July 29, 2021 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to announce the successful applicants of the third round of its Mentorship Program for Journalists.

Over the coming weeks, 92 journalists will learn from mentors working in radio, television, digital, and print publications across the country. This is the highest number of applicants that have been successfully paired since the program launched in Fall 2020, and nearly 40 per cent more than were paired during the CAJ's last mentorship intake in March.

In this round, for the first time, mentors had the option to select applicants for a one-hour conversation, in addition to taking on mentees for the full six-week mentorship. This allowed for more pairings, and more applicants receiving help with particular projects or the development of specific skills.

"It's incredible to see leaders from across our industry stepping up to share their time and their skills," said CAJ president Brent Jolly. "We all know that mentorship is sorely needed in our industry, and the CAJ is incredibly grateful to all the mentors who donate out of their busy schedules to make this program possible."

The CAJ received 201 applications for this round of its mentorship program. Successful applicants range from journalism students to experienced reporters.

"The CAJ is excited to see what comes out of this latest round of pairings," said Jolly. "The interest and enthusiasm we've seen about this program from all corners of the country is astounding. That's why we are thrilled to include the mentorship program as a permanent part of our professional development portfolio for members."

The CAJ board of directors offers a deep, sincere thanks to all the mentors who are generously donating their time. 

This year's mentorship matches include:

This autumn, the CAJ will be hosting a live mentorship event for all applicants to the program. Applicants who did not match this time around are strongly encouraged to apply for the next session in September. If you are a journalist interested in mentoring for the next edition of this program please get in touch with us.

The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 1000 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.

SOURCE Canadian Association of Journalists



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