The Media Club               
of Ottawa

Celebrating 101 Years
Founded in 1916 as the Ottawa Women's Press Club,
 joining the Canadian Women's Press Club four years later,
the Media Club of Ottawa presents monthly programs of significance
 to professionals in all branches of the communications field. 
Our program offers a stimulating variety of speakers, 
workshops and social events

Monthly meetings take place  at Ottawa City Hall,
Billings Room
, 110 Laurier Ave West
on the second-last Tuesday of the month 
October 2017
The Galley  Books by members About Awards Members News

Media Club of Ottawa
 Executive  2015-2016
President,  June Coxon
Secretary-Treasurer.Iris ten Holder
Board of Directors: June Coxon,  Iris ten Holder, Janet Webb, Helen Bednarek Van Eyk
Are you a writer, a journalist, a reporter for other media, TV, Radio? The Media Club of Ottawa is looking for new members and for volunteers to fill several key positions
Membership Fee is $60

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19 September 2017

24 October 2017

21 November 2017
 followed by Margaret Graham Award presentation
at Ottawa City Hall

December 2017
Lunch at the Lord Elgin Hotel and silent auction fundraiser.
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January 24, 2017
Special Noon Presentation

February 4, 2017

Workshop on Non-traditional and Alternative Journalism Jobs
Panelists: Algonquin graduates 
Christina Davies, Callum Fraser, Patrick Jodoin and Michael Timmermans
at Algonquin College
20 March 2017
at Ottawa City Hall

 24 April 2017
at Ottawa City Hall

29 May 2017

at Ottawa City Hall

June 2017
Saturday date TBA - opening of Photo exhibition of Women Journalists 1850s-2000

Program suggestions for next year are welcome


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In the News - Apr-Dec

Members' News

Meeting Reports



 Meetings held in previous years:

The highlighted links below will show a list of speakers for the year 


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Award Programs

The Margaret Graham Award
is awarded yearly in November to students at Algonquin College and Carleton University

 Recipients for 2017 were:Amelia Buchanan of Algonquin College and Rachel Lindgren of Caeleton University

The Melba Lent Woelflé Award
is awarded yearly in June to a journalism student with excellent writing skill at Algonquin College.
 Recipient for 2017 was Michael Clarke.


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Next Event

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Margaret Graham Awards Presentation


Rebecca Atkinson from Algonquin College 

Gabrielle Van Looyen from Carleton University 

Guest Speaker: 

David Mulholland

discusses his latest book

Chaudière Falls


Billings Room, Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. West, Ottawa, ON
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Journalism students with ID free, 
Media Club members and CAJ members $15 
Non-members $25. without meal $10

Assorted sandwiches, fresh fruit provided

RSVP by November 19 - 613 521-4855


Additional information:

Media Club of Ottawa Awards Program

The Margaret Graham Award, presented each year by the Media Club of Ottawa honours the memory of Margaret "Miggsy" Graham


Admission without meal: members $10
(members $7)

 coffee and tea available for all

RSVP 613 521-4855  by October 21 m, a pioneer woman journalist who played a leading role in the formation of the Canadian Women's Press Club (CWPC), forerunner of the Media Club of Canada.

The first time the Margaret Graham Award was presented by the then Ottawa Branch of the CWPC was in 1976. It was awarded for the best feature story written by a male or female reporter with less than three year's experience who was employed by an Ottawa area daily or weekly newspaper. Lynda Florence won for a story she wrote for the Kingston News.

The Margaret Graham Award was formally established in 1977.  Initially the Club gave annual cash awards to a journalism student from Carleton University and a print journalism student attending Algonquin College. In 1992 the award was broadened to include a University of Ottawa communications student. The students who receive awards are selected by their school for their academic success and overall excellence.


Past Events

On Tuesday October 24, 2017

The Health of Ethnic Media

  • Czeslaw Piasta, editor, online newspaper Komunikaty Ottawskie
  • Myka Burk, host/producer award-winning/Peabody nominated German show on CHIN radio, and feature writer, Ottawa Life magazine
  • Jagjeet Sharma, co-host of Asian Sounds, CKCU radio; and
  • Waclaw Kujbida, producer of the Rogers television program, Polish Review.

On Tuesday September 19, 2017

Teejeshwara Sharma

Tejeshwar "TJ" Sharma,  Senior Advisor at Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) Discussed Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) and Right to Know Week.


For detailed reports
The Galley

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To contribute,  e-mail Valerie Knowles

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