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José Peralta of Uruguay has been awarded the 2013/14 Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College.

Launched in 2008, the Scotiabank/CJFE Fellowship is a two-semester fellowship held at Massey College, the Graduate Residential College in the University of Toronto. The Fellowship was formed through a generous grant from Scotiabank, and is coordinated by CJFE.

Run in tandem with the Canadian Journalism Fellowship Program, the Scotiabank/CJFE Fellowship commences in September, and runs until the close of the spring semester in April.

About the Fellowship

The Scotiabank/CJFE Fellow is expected to enroll in any graduate or undergraduate courses and is able to use the full facilities of the University. There are no educational prerequisites for a Fellowship; nor does the Fellow receive credits or degrees for work done during the year. Accommodation is provided by Massey College.

The objective of the Fellowship is to enhance inter-American understanding and promote dialogue through an exploration of current issues in journalism and free expression in the Americas in an academic setting.

2013/2014 Fellow: José Peralta, Uruguay

José Peralta is from Montevideo, Uruguay. During Uruguay’s economic crisis in 2002, he moved to Spain to continue his studies. In 2006, he was hired by Búsqueda, a widely read Uruguayan weekly magazine described as having a ‘liberal’ editorial policy. Peralta finished his undergraduate degree in 2010 at the University of the Republic in Montevideo. Since starting at Búsqueda, he has been awarded the opportunity to attend a series of programs such as ‘The Reach of Organized Crime and the Exercise of Journalism on Violent Contexts” at the University of Mexico (UNAM), along with a course in investigative journalism sponsored by the US State Department. Peralta’s work is concentrated in the areas of energy development, education and public enterprise.

Application Criteria

• Minimum 7 years’ experience and current employment as a journalist in Latin America or the Caribbean
• Two professional references, and signed endorsement from current employer
• Proficiency in English
• Confirmation of resuming employment upon completion of Fellowship

Application Process

CJFE will be issuing a call for applications to the 2014/2015 Fellowship in the coming weeks.

For more on the application process, please find details in the attached application form.

If you have any questions about the fellowship, please contact CJFE at