Governor General Michaëlle Jean with the editorial staff of SRC’s television program Enquête, a finalist for the 2009 Michener Award. The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 27, 2010.
Seated L to R; Journalist Alain Gravel; Their Excellencies Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond; Pierre Sormany, Director, Television Public Affairs Programs.
Standing L to R: Journalist Marie-Maude Denis; director Claudine Blais; investigative journalist Chantal Gauchy.
Enquête received a Citation of Merit for a report that revealed the unhealthy climate in the Quebec construction industry, including allegations of criminal acts.
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.