Governor General Adrienne Clarkson presents a Citation of Merit to reporter Michael Higgins representing the National Post. The Post was honoured for a campaign to support war widows denied a widows’ benefit by government regulations.
The photo was taken at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, following the 2003 Michener Award ceremony on Thursday, April 15, 2004.
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.