Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson with finalists of the 1999 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 10, 2000.
Seated left to right; Catherine Cano, executive producer, Radio-Canada, Montreal, and recipient of the Michener-Deacon Fellowship; Norman Webster, President of the Michener Awards Foundation; Governor General Adrienne Clarkson; His Excellency, John Saul; Curt Petrovich, reporter, CBC National Radio News, Winnipeg, and winner of the 1999 Michener Award for journalism.
2nd row, left to right; Prithi Yelata, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Citation of Merit; Susanne Craig, The Globe and Mail, Honourable Mention; Ann Rees, The Vancouver Province, Citation of Merit; Marty Beneteau, The Windsor Star, Citation of Merit; Mary Deanne Shears, Toronto Star, Citation of Merit.
The Michener Award for meritorious and disinterested public service in journalism is the only Canadian journalism award bearing the name of a governor general. It is unique in its emphasis on the degree of public benefit generated by an entry and by its weighing of the news-gathering resources available to the competitors.