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Michener Awards Foundation announces Fellowship winners

OTTAWA, Apr. 14, 2021 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced its Michener-Deacon Fellowship has been awarded to Ethan Cox and Erin Seatter, who will lead a Ricochet team investigation into police misconduct in Canada; and the Michener-L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship goes to Allison Baker and Viviane Fairbank for a fact-checking project called In Defence…

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Rideau Hall Foundation and Michener Awards Foundation Joining Forces

Partnership to support excellence in public service journalism OTTAWA, October 29, 2020 – Today the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and the Michener Awards Foundation are thrilled to announce they are joining forces to strengthen the Michener Awards and ensure the program’s ability to support and celebrate excellence in Canadian journalism well into the future. “In…

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Michener Foundation honours John Fraser

OTTAWA June 18, 2020 — The Michener Awards Foundation today announced it is presenting its prestigious Michener-Baxter Special Award for long-term achievement in public service journalism to John Anderson Fraser. This special award, established in 1983 and presented at the discretion of the foundation’s board of directors, has only been bestowed on eight Canadians in…

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Michener Awards Foundation announces Fellowship winners

Ottawa, Apr. 30, 2020 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced its 2020 Michener-Deacon Fellowships have been awarded to investigative journalists Laura Eggertson and Marie-Claude Lortie. As well, a new education fellowship, the Michener – L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship, has been awarded to the J-Source/Canada Press Freedom Project. The two investigative projects are: LAURA EGGERTSON…

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Passing of board member James Deacon

The Michener Awards Foundation board mourns the passing of board member James Deacon, who served on the board from 2008 until his death last week.   James was a dedicated colleague and exceptional journalist who cared deeply about the Michener Awards and its public-service journalism mission.  He carried on a family tradition by helping to ensure that the…

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Michener Awards Foundation announces the Michener-L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education

OTTAWA – The Michener Awards Foundation is offering three fellowships in 2020 to support and encourage meritorious public service journalism. Alan Allnutt, president of the foundation, said the new Michener – L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education will allow the foundation to fulfill its mandate to advance and enrich journalism education more effectively. The…

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Three Fellowships available in 2020

The Michener-Deacon Fellowships (named after the late Roland Michener and the late Paul Deacon, a senior media executive, former Michener Awards Foundation president and generous benefactor) aim to encourage excellence in journalism. In 2020 The Michener Awards Foundation will be offering two fellowships to support investigative reporting and a new fellowship to support journalism education.…

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