Natalie Turvey is President and Executive Director of The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), a not-for-profit organization that supports excellence in journalism through education, research, and one of the industry’s most prestigious annual awards and fellowships program.
During the last decade, Natalie has enhanced the reach and relevance of the CJF by developing new journalism awards and fellowships and by expanding the foundation’s monthly public speakers’ series – CJF J-Talks – to a national audience. Natalie led the launch of Canada’s first Black Journalism Fellowship program to develop emerging talent and give rise to Black voices and Black stories in Canada’s major media. Under Natalie’s leadership, the CJF developed a national news literacy campaign to help all Canadians understand the difference between fact-based journalism and misinformation in the digital world.
In 2018, she spearheaded the first-ever World News Day, a global initiative intended to draw public attention to the role that journalists play in providing trustworthy news and information that serves citizens and democracy. Natalie serves on numerous industry advisory bodies and selection committees for journalism awards and grant programs.