Left to Right: Paul Motz, Record President & General Manager; Bill Dunfield, Managing Editor; Record farm reporter, Jim Romahn; former Governor General Roland Michener; and K.A. ‘Sandy’ Baird, publisher, Kitchener-Waterloo Record.
The 1985 Citation of Merit was presented to the Kitchener-Waterloo Record at a Government House ceremony in Ottawa, November 7, 1986. The newspaper was recognized for a series of stories dealing with problems affecting the agriculture and dairy industries.
The distinction between this and other media awards is primarily the emphasis on the degree of arm’s-length public benefit that is generated. Journalistic excellence alone is not enough. Other criteria include the resources available to the news organization – an effort to level the playing field for small, medium, and large-size organizational applicants.