Governor General Adrienne Clarkson with the editorial staff of the Globe and Mail, winner of the 2004 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on April 14, 2005.
Seated L to R: Globe’s editor-in-chief, Edward Greenspon; Her Excellency Adrienne Clarkson; His Excellency John Ralston Saul; Globe reporter Daniel LeBlanc.
Standing L to R: reporter Campbell Clark; Brian Laghi, Globe Ottawa Bureau Chief.
The Globe and Mail received the 2004 Michener Award for its inquiry into the Federal government sponsorship program. The investigation led to one of the biggest political scandals in Canadian history.
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.