IJB announced as finalist for CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism

The Investigative Journalism Bureau is honoured to be announced as a finalist for one of Canada’s top journalism awards our inaugural series Generation Distress, which looked at North Americas expanding youth mental health crisis.

The prestigious CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism honours news organizations that produce exceptional journalism and have a far-reaching and beneficial effect on the public.

Coordinated by the IJB at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Toronto Star, Generation Distress brought together a team of more than 70 researchers from 10 Canadian and U.S. universities, NBC News and the National Observer. The project is based on thousands of documents and mental health data from 40 universities and colleges and interviews with more than 200 young people, academics, clinicians, post-secondary administrators and teachers.

Read the full series and see the full project credits on our Generation Distress project page.