L to R: Sinclair Stewart, National Editor; Russell Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation; John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief; reporter Lisa Priest; reporter Karen Howlett; His Excellency David Johnston; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; Ryan MacDonald, Political Editor.
The Globe and Mail was honoured for a series of articles by health reporter Lisa Priest and Queen’s Park reporter Karen Howlett about the way the Ontario government pays for cancer-fighting drugs and focused on Ontario’s failure to pay for the drug Herceptin for treatment of small tumours in patients.
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.