Tuesday, September 21, 2010

First Lang fellowship recipient named

Laura Stone of Ottawa has been named as the first recipient of the Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism -- established in the memory of the award-winning reporter For The Calgary Herald (pictured) who lost her life on Dec. 30, 2009, while on assignment for Canwest News Service in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She was the first Canadian journalist killed while reporting on the war. "Laura is a wonderful choice for this inaugural fellowship," said Scott Anderson, Senior Vice-President, Content, Postmedia Network Inc. "Laura carries with her many of the great qualities Michelle exhibited in her work every day, which include a passion for telling stories that have gone unreported or unnoticed on topics of social significance." Ms. Stone has media experience including internships at the Ottawa Citizen, National Post, The Province, The Toronto Star, and Canwest News Service. She will split her time between Postmedia News in Ottawa and the Calgary Herald .

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