Federation Officers for 1968-69 are:
L to R: President, William MacPherson (National Press Club of Canada, Ottawa); Secretary-Treasurer, Barry Mather (M.P., Newsmen’s Club of British Columbia, Vancouver); Vice-president, Angus Macdonald (Moncton Press Club); journalist Hugh Whittington.
The first award covered the calendar year 1970. Since then, a rich variety of news organizations have had their names inscribed on Michener trophies – print and broadcast, large and small, French and English, East and West. The Michener was also the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.