Governor General David Johnston with the editorial and production staff of SRC’s television program Découverte, a finalist for the 2010 Michener Award. The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 14, 2011.
L to R; Executive producer, Lorène Biscotti; editor, Hélène Leroux; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; Pierre Sormany, Director, Television Public Affairs Programs; journalist Jean-Pierre Rogel; director, Louis Faure.
SRC received a Citation of Merit for its news coverage and its television program Découverte which explored the pitfalls of rushing into shale gas exploration and exploitation.
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.