Governor General David Johnston with the staff of The Globe and Mail, winner 2013 Michener Citation of Merit.
Seated L-R: Jacquie McNish, Senior Writer; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; Reporter Grant Robertson.
Standing L-R: Sinclair Stewart, Deputy Editor; David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief; Dennis Choquette, National Editor; Russ Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation.
The Globe was honoured for its investigation into last summer’s deadly derailment in Lac-Mégantic when a train laden with crude oil exploded in the middle of town, killing 47 people.
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.