Governor General Michaëlle Jean with the staff of CTV’s W5, a finalist for the 2009 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 27, 2010.
Seated L to R: Anton Koschany, CTV executive producer; Their Excellencies Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond; Robert Osborne, producer.
Standing L to R: Editor André Lapalme; Patti-Ann Finlay, associate producer; Cathy McLaughlin-Bauer.
CTV received a Citation of Merit for “Beyond Justice”, an in-depth report into three killings by RCMP officers in British Columbia and the failure of the justice system to hold police accountable.
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.