Governor General Michaëlle Jean with the editorial staff of the National Post, a finalist for the 2009 Michener Award. The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 27, 2010.
L to R: Post reporter Shannon Kari; Their Excellencies Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond; Douglas Kelly, Editor-in-Chief of the National Post.
The National Post received a Citation of Merit for a series of reports that revealed the Crown and police in Ontario were conducting secret background checks of potential jurors in criminal trials.
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.