Governor General David Johnston with the staff of The Canadian Press, winner 2013 Michener Citation of Merit.
Seated L-R: Reporter, Murray Brewster; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; Heather Scoffield, CP Ottawa Bureau Chief.
Standing L-R: Helen Brewster; CP reporter Terry Pedwell; CP President Malcolm Kirk; Russ Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation.
The Canadian Press was honoured for a series of stories about Canadian soldiers returning from Afghanistan and the problems they faced getting the federal government and National Defence to live up to their commitments to Canada’s newest veterans.
The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony held at Rideau Hall on June 11, 2014.
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.