L to R: Joe Hall, ex-managing editor; Russell Mills, president, Michener Awards Foundation; Jane Davenport, managing editor; reporter Kevin Donovan; His Excellency David Johnston; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston; Michael Cooke, editor of the Toronto Star.
The Toronto Star received the Citation for its investigation of the troubled air ambulance service, ORNGE, and the stunning lack of government oversight for a critical public service where senior managers were benefitting more than the very people the air ambulance service was supposed to help.
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.