Governor General Adrienne Clarkson with the editorial staff of the Canadian Medical Association Journal and Radio-Canada’s science program Découverte – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 14, 2005.
Seated L to R: CMAJ reporter, Laura Eggertson; Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson; His Excellency John Ralston Saul; Découverte journalist. Normand Grondin.
Standing L to R: John Hoey, editor-in-chief, CMAJ; Barbara Sibbald, news editor, CMAJ; Anne Marie Todkill, senior deputy editor, CMAJ; Découverte producer, Pierre Tonietto; Pierre Sormany, editor-in-chief, Découverte, SRC.
The Journal and Découverte were selected jointly for their reports on the outbreak of Clostridium difficile in Quebec hospitals. The Public Health Agency of Canada announced the launch of a surveillance program at 25 major Canadian hospitals.
The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, goes to a news organization. The Award is heavily influenced by the results generated by the entries submitted for the competition. Consideration is also given to the resources available to the news organization.