Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson, presents the 2002 Michener Citation of Merit to Roy Wood representing The Edmonton Journal.
The newspaper was honoured for a feature report on the tragic deaths of seven children in three years on the oil-rich Samson Reserve.
The award was presented during a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, Ottawa, April 10, 2003.
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.