Sue Ridout receives the 1995 Michener-Deacon Fellowship from His Excellency, Roméo LeBlanc, Governor General of Canada.
Ms Ridout was selected for her proposal to study the cultural relativism of journalism ethics. She will examine the ways in which cultural background can influence ethical decision-making among journalists working for news media serving Vancouver’s ethnic communities.
Introduced in 1987, the fellowships of the Michener Award Foundation are to advance education in the field of journalism and to foster promotion of the public interest through values that benefit the community. Each year, one or two fellowships have been awarded to mature journalists who wish to use four-month study-leaves to enhance their ability to pursue public service journalism.