Their Excellencies Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul with the editorial staff of the Ottawa Citizen, a finalist for the 2002 Michener Award.
L-R: Don Butler, Executive Editor, The Ottawa Citizen; Andrew Duffy, senior writer; Scott Anderson, Editor-in-Chief, Ottawa Citizen; Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, His Excellency John Ralston Saul; Glen McGregor, National reporter; Shelley Page, senior writer; editor Lynne McAuley.
The Ottawa daily was honoured for a seven-part series that investigated record-high drug costs and the factors that were driving them up.
The photo was taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Thursday, 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.