The Award and Citations of Merit will be presented later in the year by the Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable Julie Payette at Rideau Hall.
The Award celebrates and honours outstanding and unbiased journalism that results in positive change for the public good. The 2018 Award went to the Saint John-Telegraph-Journal for a series on a critical shortage of paramedics that forced New Brunswick’s ambulances to sit idle and unstaffed.
The Michener Award is presented for journalism that makes a significant impact on the public good. To be selected as a finalist, a news organization must be able to demonstrate that its entry achieved identifiable results.
The Michener Awards Foundation provides three fellowships to encourage excellence in journalism that serves the public interest.
Michener Award entry FAQ
- 1. How many entries can I submit?
You may submit as many entries as you wish but each must be accompanied by a letter from a senior executive of your media organization outlining the public interest benefits flowing from the entry.
- 2. I have submitted my entry but I want to send in some late incoming supporting material. Is this okay and to whom should it be addressed?
Yes. Additional supporting material can be submitted within two weeks after the deadline with a note explaining why it is late. It should be submitted to email@example.com.
- 3. I know the deadline was Friday but please – will you take my entry a few days late?
Unfortunately no. Deadlines, as anyone in the media business knows all too well, are deadlines.
- 4. Does “documentation from independent and disinterested sources” include feedback from viewers or readers?
A limited amount of viewer feedback will be accepted.