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 finalists for the 2019 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism

 Ottawa, May 5, 2020 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2019 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. This year’s finalists are: The Globe and Mail; CBC News; The London Free Press; The Halifax Examiner; La Presse; and the Institute for Investigative Journalism. “Newsrooms across this country are facing their…

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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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Michener Award goes to the Telegraph-Journal

OTTAWA, June 14, 2019 — The Telegraph-Journal has won the 2018 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism for its 18-month series Sounding the Alarm. The Saint John newspaper discovered a critical shortage of paramedics was forcing New Brunswick’s ambulances to sit idle and unstaffed. It was an issue with life-and-death consequences: at least one…

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Michener Award finalists are named

Ottawa, May 7, 2019 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2018 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. The finalists are: CBC-TV The Fifth Estate; The Waterloo Region Record; St. Catharines Standard; The Toronto Star/CBC News/Societe Radio-Canada; The Telegraph-Journal; and CBC North/APTN. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor…

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Michener Awards Foundation announces Fellowship winners

Ottawa, Apr. 30, 2019 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced its 2019 Michener-Deacon Fellowships will be awarded to journalists Corbett Hancey and Greg Mercer. This year, the foundation has awarded two fellowships for investigative work, each worth $40,000 plus $5,000 in expenses. The two winning projects are:  —CORBETT HANCEY for a proposal to produce…

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