L to R: Jonathan Whitten, executive director, news content; Wayne Williams, news director; Russell Mills President, Michener Awards Foundation; reporter Manjula Dufresne; reporter Natalie Clancy; His Excellency David Johnston; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; Johnny Michel, managing director, CBC Vancouver.
CBC Vancouver was honoured for exposing a toxic and long-standing environment of systemic sexual harassment of women within the RCMP.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 12, 2012.
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.