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The Michener Deacon Fellowship

Receiving the Michener-Deacon Fellowship from Canada's Governor General David Johnston. Photo: Jean Levac/Ottawa Citizen

In June 2012, I was named the first-ever recipient of the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for journalism education by the Michener Foundation.

The Michener Awards annually recognize journalism excellence in the name of public service in Canada. It was a huge honour to receive this Fellowship, which was presented on behalf of the Foundation by Governor General David Johnston.

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What I’ll be doing during my Michener-Deacon Fellowship

The amazing folks at the Michener Awards Foundation have recognized the importance of journalism education, and created a Michener-Deacon Fellowship this year that allows for a ‘journalist-in-residence’ at a journalism school in Canada.

More amazing is that I’ve won it.

I’ve had a few people ask me what exactly I’ll be studying/researching/teaching about community journalism at Carleton University from January to May 2013. So, I decided to post my proposal here. (Where, I’ll also be reporting my findings throughout the Fellowship)

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