The deadline for submissions to the 2013 Michener Award and the 2014 Michener-Deacon Fellowships passed on February 21st. Finalists for the Michener award and Fellowship recipients will be announced here when available.
His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host the Michener Awards ceremony on Monday, June 2nd at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, where the 2014 Fellowships will be presented and the winner of the 2013 Michener Award will be announced.
Ottawa, June 18, 2013. Postmedia and The Ottawa Citizen have won the 2012 Michener Award for detailed and sustained reporting that exposed the use of “robocalls” to mislead and harass voters during the 2011 federal election campaign.
Citations of Merit were awarded to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Société Radio-Canada’s Enquête; The Coast (Halifax); La Presse; The Toronto Star; and The Vancouver Sun.
The awards were presented by His Excellency David Johnston at the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa.
Ottawa, May 16, 2013 - The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education is awarded to Julie Ireton, a reporter with CBC News, Ottawa.
Photojournalist Roger LeMoyne is the winner of the Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism. All the Details.
Ottawa, April 25, 2013 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced six finalists for the 2012 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism.
The finalists are: the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Société Radio-Canada’s Enquête; The Coast (Halifax); Postmedia News and The Ottawa Citizen; La Presse; The Toronto Star; and The Vancouver Sun. The Details.
The Michener Awards Foundation has expanded its support for journalism that serves the public interest. Effective in 2012 the foundation will award two fellowships, one for an investigative journalism project and another for journalism education. The details.
Judges for the 2013 Michener Award:
Kim Kierans (chair), Professor School of Journalism and Vice President University of King's College in Halifax and former CBC news reporter and editor;
Kevin Crowley, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University and former business editor with the Waterloo Region Record;
Allan Mayer, former editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and former reporter with the Edmonton Sun and London Free Press;
Claude Papineau, former Vice President for French Services of The Canadian Press and former Parliamentary Correspondent;
Christopher Waddell, Director of the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and former National Editor of The Globe and Mail and Parliamentary Bureau Chief for CBC Television News.
Judges for the 2014 Michener-Deacon Fellowships:
Clinton Archibald (chair), associate professor, professor of public ethics (retired), St. Paul University, Ottawa;
Michael Goldbloom, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, and former publisher of The Gazette and the Toronto Star;
Ivor Shapiro, Chair Ryerson School of Journalism, former contributing editor Saturday Night magazine, managing editor of Chatelaine magazine, feature writer Toronto Life, The Walrus and MacLean's;
Susan Mitton, former regional director CBC Maritimes, Director of Radio for Nova Scotia, Executive Producer CBC radio news and current affairs, Halifax;
Maryse Cardin, Instructor, School of Communication, Capilano University, public relations practitioner, former partner Worldcom Group.
Some 40 years ago former Governor General Roland Michener conceived his plan to establish an annual award to honour the best of meritorious public service journalism in memory of his daughter Wendy. What was missing from that plan was a visible representation of the award. To that end he summoned young artist John Matthews to Rideau Hall and asked him to create a fitting and lasting symbol of excellence in Canadian journalism. This is the story of the Michener Award and its creator. More..
"VERITAS ANCILLA LIBERTATIS" Truth in the Service of Freedom
The badge borrows the strong blue and gold colours from the Michener coat of arms. The crossed quills represent print journalism and a lightning bolt for broadcast and other forms of electronic journalism.