BlackBerry honoured by Canadian Journalism Foundation for shaping journalism

Score another accolade for Waterloo-based RIM. Canadian Journalism Foundation honoured co-founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis for creating the BlackBerry and how the device has shaped journalism.

Lazaridis stated that “Being recognized by journalists…that’s kind of unique… The instantaneous access to information, the instantaneous filing of information, the instant connectivity and dissemination of information… that has changed journalism, absolutely changed it”.

Today the BlackBerry is almost in every reports hand getting news, shooting video and taking pics. CTV’s national reporter Lisa LaFlamme said she was handed her first Berry 6 years ago and the journalist was quoted by saying the BlackBerry is the “greatest invention”.

Via: Winnipeg Free Press