L-R: Linden MacIntyre, reporter/host; Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond; Sally Reardon, senior producer; David Studer, executive producer.
CBC’s fifth estate was honoured for its investigation of the financial relationship between former prime minister Brian Mulroney and German-Canadian businessman Karlheinz Schreiber – a joint entry with the Globe and Mail.
The photo was taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 13, 2008.
The Michener Award for Journalism emerged some 30 years ago from the coincidence of Governor General Roland Michener’s vision of public service in journalism with the formation of a national journalists’ organization. The distinction between this and other media awards is primarily the emphasis on the degree of arms-length public benefit that is generated. Journalistic excellence alone is not enough. Other criteria include the resources available to the news organizations, an effort to level the playing field for small, medium and large applicants.