The new G. Stuart Adam Graduate Award in Journalism at Carleton University will give outstanding Master of Journalism students the means to go out into the field, across Canada or abroad, to produce their capstone Master’s Research Project. Currently, there is very little financial support available for students in their quest to develop this substantial piece of journalism. Students have traveled internationally, at their own expense, as they gather primary resources for this important work.
As Carleton’s renowned School of Journalism celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2015-2016, it’s essential to recognize how the program has evolved. Now a professor emeritus, Dr. G. Stuart Adam has contributed immensely to the progress of journalism education at Carleton. An award in his name pays tribute to his efforts in leading the modern era of the school’s current practices.
This project is being championed by Nik Nanos, founder of Nanos Research. Nanos Research was created to ensure that corporations, government agencies and advocacy associations would have access to research that could be trusted and relied upon. Now, by supporting the G. Stuart Adam Graduate Award in Journalism, Nik hopes that Master of Journalism students at Carleton will have the means to perform the same kind of sound research when reporting on topics that may affect public policy and opinion.
TERMS: Value $2,000 each. Awarded annually by the Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, on the recommendation of the Director or Associate Director of the School of Journalism and Communication, to an outstanding graduate student pursuing a Master of Journalism degree who is undertaking a Master’s Research Project (MRP). Eligible recipients will be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada (landed immigrant or a protected person.) This award is intended to fund travel and research expenses related to the recipient’s MRP.