Seated L-R: Margaret Munro, 2003 Michener-Deacon Fellowship recipient; Pierre Bergeron, President, Michener Awards Foundation; Governor General Adrienne Clarkson; His Excellency John Ralston Saul; Toronto Star reporter Jim Rankin.
Standing L-R: Globe and Mail reporter Daniel LeBlanc; London Free Press managing editor Joe Ruscitti; La Presse reporter Gilles Toupin; Senior writer Shelly Page, Ottawa Citizen; Roy Wood, Editor, Edmonton Journal
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, April 10, 2003.
The first Michener 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.