Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson with finalists for the 2001 Michener Award – photo taken following the annual Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 30th, 2002.
Seated left to right; Pierre Duchesne, Radio-Canada journalist and recipient of the 2002 Michener-Deacon Fellowship; Pierre Bergeron, President, Michener Awards Foundation; Governor General Adrienne Clarkson; His Excellency, John Ralston Saul; reporter Kevin Crowley, Kitchener-Waterloo Record, winner of the 2001 Michener Award.
Standing left to right; Terence McKenna, reporter, CBC News; Sue Bailey, reporter, The Canadian Press; Toronto Star reporter Robert Cribb; Leah Hendry, reporter, the Winnipeg Free Press; reporters Lindsay Kines and Kim Bolan, the Vancouver Sun.
The Michener Award for meritorious and disinterested public service in journalism is the only Canadian journalism award bearing the name of a governor general. It is unique in its emphasis on the degree of public benefit generated by an entry and by its weighing of the news-gathering resources available to the competitors.