Michael Cooke, representing the Toronto Star, accepts the 2013 Michener Award from His Excellency David Johnston. Photo was taken at the Michener Award ceremony held in Rideau Hall, Ottawa, June 11, 2014.
The Star was honoured for its extensive coverage of the activities and behaviour of the Mayor of Canada’s largest city that resulted in a police investigation and Rob Ford being stripped of all powers.
The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, then Governor General, goes to a news organization. The judges’ decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print and broadcast projects submitted for consideration.