Governor General David Johnston with the editorial and management staff of the Hamilton Spectator, 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: Reporter Steve Buist; Diana Mackay, marketing manager; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; Jim Poling, managing editor; Dana Robbins, publisher; Paul Berton, editor-in-chief.
The Hamilton Spectator received a Citation of Merit for its ‘Code Red’ series which combined journalistic and academic expertise to examine, diagnose and propose remedies for poverty in Hamilton.
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.