Their Excellencies Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul with the editorial staff of The Globe and Mail, a finalist for the 2002 Michener Award. Photo was taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall, Thursday, April 10, 2003.
L-R: Shawn McCarthy, Ottawa bureau chief; Campbell Clark, national correspondent; Daniel LeBlanc, reporter; Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, John Ralston Saul; Edward Greenspon, Globe and Mail editor-in-chief; Hugh Winsor, Ottawa Correspondent.
The Globe and Mail, was selected as a finalist for reporting on government financial and political improprieties. The Auditor General said federal bureaucrats who were involved broke “just about every rule in the book”.
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 a ward open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.