Natalie Turvey

president The Canadian Journalism Foundation

Natalie Turvey is President and Executive Director of The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), a Toronto-based not-for-profit which supports and celebrates excellence in journalism through education, fellowships, research and one of the industry's most prestigious awards programs. Under Natalie’s leadership, the CJF co-developed NewsWise, a national news literacy curriculum that teaches students to cultivate habits of news consumption and critical-thinking that support informed citizenship. Produced in partnership with civic engagement organisation CIVIX, the program is aimed at students aged 9-19 and is present in 98% of Canadian school boards.

In 2018, Natalie lead the first-ever World News Day to create public awareness about the value of fact-based journalism in our society. Over the last decade, Natalie has grown the CJF’s suite of awards and fellowships to provide opportunities for emerging and seasoned journalists, and expanded the foundation's popular public speakers’ series - CJF J-Talks - across the country.

Natalie serves on numerous industry advisory bodies and judging panels for journalism awards and fellowships. Natalie is an experienced journalism, communications, and not-for-profit management professional. She has an MBA from the European University in Brussels, Belgium and has worked with international media over the last two decades.

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