John Nowlan accepts the 1992 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency Ray Hnatyshyn, Governor General of Canada. The photo was taken during the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, May 5, 1992.
Mr. Nowlan is a veteran Maritime Provinces journalist for the CBC and for the past 10 years has specialized in children’s programming. He is currently executive producer of Children’s TV in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is a graduate of Acadia and King’s College and obtained his first full-time CBC job in 1964. He has served as an announcer, reporter and producer. Apropos his fellowship, his goal is to learn about television, particularly children’s programming, in Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia and determine what role if any, Canada can play in future programming in those regions. (Nowlan Fellowship report)
The fellowship of the Michener Awards Foundation, introduced in 1987, is known today as the Michener-Deacon Fellowship (named after the late Roland Michener and the late Paul Deacon, a senior media executive and Michener Awards Foundation president). The fellowship is to encourage excellence in investigative print and broadcast journalism that serves the public interest through values that benefit the community. Mature journalists are invited to submit written outlines for studies over four months that will strengthen their competence.