Accepting Applications for the OCNF Student Distance Placement Program

It's that time once again - the Ontario Community Newspapers Foundation (OCNF) is pleased to launch the Student Distance Placement Program.


In an effort to facilitate the endurance and continued growth of the Ontario community newspaper industry, this program provides much-needed funding to undergraduate Journalism students entering into a co-op or internship at a community newspaper. OCNF’s intent is to attract talented up-and-coming journalists to the industry as a viable and long-term career option, and to provide a valuable educational experience to aspiring journalists who, without adequate funding, would otherwise not have the opportunity to do so.


Applications will be accepted until Friday December 14, 2012. Up to $2,000 in funding will be granted to selected students to help cover the cost of transportation, meals and rent during their placement period.  Students will be selected based on their academic performance, evidence of financial need and distance to their placement location. Preference will be students who select newspapers with locations further than 100km from their current and home addresses.  

For interested students, click here to download the application package. 


Please contact Kelly Gorven at 905-639-8720 ext 239 or for more information.