Nothing is more precious than the truth

The Jack Webster Foundation fosters and celebrates excellence in journalism to protect the public interest for British Columbians.



Journalism professionals and students can apply for scholarships, professional development fellowships and sign up for free educational seminars. Take a look and see what’s on offer.

For Journalism Professionals

For Journalism Students

Nominate your best work for the Pulitzer of BC journalism – a Webster Award. Submissions will be accepted starting in the spring of 2021 – check back later to see when.


The 34th Annual Webster Awards were held Dec. 8th 2020 online

Each year, journalists are invited to enter their best work in a variety of different categories with the goal of being the winner of the coveted Webster Award – the hallmark of journalistic excellence in British Columbia.

No other award in Western Canadian journalism instills a sense of pride greater than a Webster. It is what many reporters have strived for during the past quarter of a century.

Clive Jackson

2018 Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award recipient


Applications for 2021 now closed

Recipients of 2021 Fellowships will be contacted and announced on our website in March.

Coming – spring 2021 Law & the Media Seminar

This spring attend the online 2021 Law & the Media Seminar, sponsored by the Law Society of BC. Check out details and how to register, plus info on previous seminars here.

2020 Webster Awards

The 2020 Webster Awards were held online, Dec. 8th, 2020. Check out all of the finalists, winners and special guests here.