L to R: Russell Mills, president, Michener Awards Foundation; Marty Beneteau, publisher and editor-in-chief; Roseann Danese, metro editor; reporter Sarah Sacheli; His Excellency David Johnston; Her Excellency Sharon Johnston.
The Windsor Star received the Citation of Merit for revealing a disturbing pattern of violence against innocent civilians, unethical behaviour, and cover-ups within the Windsor police service over a number of years.
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.