Late Canadian radio host and broadcaster Peter Gzowski

Black Press editor Susan Quinn wins 2014 Peter Gzowski Fellowship

Quinn, the editor of the Alberni Valley News, will publish a series on adult literacy in the Port Alberni, B.C. area.

Alberni Valley News editor Susan Quinn has been awarded the 2014 Peter Gzowski Life Literacy Fellowship, a $3,000 grant given to a Canadian journalist every year – “to undertake and publish a literacy project to enhance public understanding, support for, and awareness of, the literacy cause.”

Quinn, who has been a community news reporter for 25 years, will publish a series in the Alberni Valley News (and on BCLocalNews.com) on adult literacy in the Port Alberni, B.C. area. She’ll be “underlining the effect government cuts to core funding is having at the grassroots level,” according to an awards press release.

The fellowship is named after the late Gzowski, a longtime Canadian radio host and broadcaster, who famously hosted the CBC show Morningside from 1982 to 1997, and who passed away in 2002. He was named a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1998.

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