(L-R) Dave Paulson, editor of the Prince George Citizen, Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, and Citizen reporter Gordon Hoekstra. Photo was taken following the presentation of the Michener Award at a ceremony held in Rideau Hall, June 8, 2007
The Michener Award is presented annually to news organizations whose work has a major effect on public policy or the lives of Canadians. The award is given to a news organization, rather than an individual. Print and broadcast and published online media of any size are eligible. Special consideration is given to the news resources available to the entry.
The Michener Award for journalism, sponsored by the Michener Awards Foundation, was launched in 1970 under the auspices of the late Roland Michener, then governor general.