Neil Reynolds, editor-in-chief of the Kingston Whig-Standard accepts the 1984 Michener Award from Governor General Jeanne Sauvé.
The newspaper received the award for a 21-part series of stories on reform of the federal tax system. The judges said the newspaper “devoted editorial time and news space unstintingly to its tax series and didn’t hesitate to incur costs involved in getting the information. The stories were published on 22 consecutive publishing days from November 24 to December 19.
The Michener Award for meritorious public journalism, sponsored by the Michener Awards Foundation, was launched in 1970 under the auspices of the late Roland Michener, then governor general. The award is for outstanding and disinterested public service in journalism. It is presented annually to a news organization – newspapers, broadcasting stations and networks, news agencies and periodicals are eligible – rather than an individual.