Managing editor Scott Macrae accepts the 1988 Michener Citation of Merit award from Governor General Jeanne Sauvé on behalf of the Vancouver Sun.
The newspaper was honoured for three related series on the changing face of Canada that gave its readers a better understanding and a balanced view of the complex subject of refugees; of the problems in the Punjab, homeland of the Sikhs; and of life in Canada for new immigrants.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall on November 16th, 1989.
Launched in 1970 under the auspices of Canada’s third Canadian governor general, the late Roland Michener, the award focuses on the degree of public benefit generated by media projects, both large and small, in print and broadcast. The annual award is open to daily and weekly newspapers, news agencies, radio and television stations and networks, as well as periodicals. The winners are chosen on the basis of hard-hitting impact, journalistic professionalism, and the resources available for the project.