Governor General Michaëlle Jean with the editorial staff of The Gazette, winner of the 2009 Michener Award – photo taken following a ceremony at Rideau Hall on May 27, 2010.
Seated L to R: Gazette publisher Alan Allnutt; Their Excellencies Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond; Gazette civic affairs reporter Linda Gyulai.
Standing L to R: Raymond Brassard, managing editor; Michelle Richardson, city editor; Ross Teague, associate managing editor.
The Montreal daily newspaper was honoured for a series of articles documenting problems with a $355.8-million water-management project, the largest contract in the history of the City of Montreal.
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.