Murray Whyte, Toronto Star’s visual arts writer, has won a prestigious journalism fellowship from Massey College.
Whyte was awarded the Kierans-Janigan Fellowship at the 15th annual Canadian Journalism Foundation awards gala in Toronto Thursday evening. It is one of six William Southam Journalism Fellowships handed out Thursday for a year of post-secondary study at the University of Toronto.
The Kierans-Janigan award is funded in honour of one of Canada’s greatest arts journalists, the late Val Ross of the Globe and Mail.
CBC Radio One’s The Current won the Excellence in Journalism award in the large media category.
This year’s Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, worth up to $100,000 and sponsored by the Atkinson Charitable Foundation, the Toronto Star and the Honderich family, was awarded to Michael Valpy, former longtime Globe and Mail writer and columnist.
Peter Kuitenbrouwer, Toronto columnist at the National Post, received the Webster/McConnell Fellowship, named after two Montreal-based foundations.
CBC Radio One’s The Current won the 2012 Canadian Journalism Foundation Excellence in Journalism Award in the large media category,