Governor General Adrienne Clarkson with staff members of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, a finalist for the 2004 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 14, 2005.
The CBC was honoured for “Faint Warning”, a unique investigative project to evaluate the federal government’s adverse drug reaction reporting system.
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.