Murdoch Davis, editor-in-chief, accepts the Citation of Merit from Governor General Roméo LeBlanc on behalf of the Journal.
The Edmonton Journal received the award for a series of projects providing a broad range of community public service, including one which sought to temper public over-reaction to teenage crime; another that analyzed human stresses caused by many factors; and another which covered ways and means to strengthen the family unit.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, May 12, 1995.
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..