Governor General David Johnston with the staff of the Toronto Star, winner of the 2013 Michener Award.
Seated L-R: Michael Cooke, Editor; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; Reporter Kevin Donovan.
Standing L-R: Jane Davenport, Managing Editor; Irene Gentle, City Editor; Reporter Jayme Poisson; Russell Mills, President, Michener Awards Foundation.
The Toronto Star was honoured for its coverage of the activities and behaviour of Toronto’s Mayor that resulted in a police investigation and Rob Ford being stripped of all powers.
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.