L to R: Russell Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation; Postmedia journalist Stephen Maher; Christina Spencer, managing editor, national affairs, Postmedia News; Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen journalist; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Gerry Nott, publisher and editor-in-chief, Ottawa Citizen; Andrew Potter, managing editor, Ottawa Citizen.
The newspaper was honoured for its detailed and sustained reporting that exposed the use of “robocalls” to mislead and harass voters during the 2011 federal election campaign.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 18, 2013.
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.