The Narwhal and The Toronto Star win the Michener Award
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Honouring two of Canada’s most influential political journalists
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2023 Michener Award finalists announced
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Michener Awards Foundation announces its 2024 fellowships winners
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Kamloops This Week was a beacon in our shrinking media landscape
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Excellence in journalism for 50 years
Celebrating 50 years of outstanding Canadian journalism

Excellence in Journalism for 50+ years

The Michener Award is Canada’s premier journalism award, honouring, celebrating, and promoting excellence in Canadian public service journalism.

The Michener Awards by the numbers
50+ Years as the nation’s premier journalism award
100+ Prizes and Fellowships awarded
11 Governors General have awarded Michener Prizes
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2022 Michener Finalists

Check out the finalists for the 2022 Michener Awards: CBC Saskatchewan: Disputed History; The Eastern Graphic: Through the Cracks; The Globe and Mail: Who failed Traevon; Radio-Canada: Arsenic, secrecy, and health: the saga of the Horne Foundry; The Toronto Star: Unchartered.

The bronze Michener Award trophy
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The Award honours and celebrates outstanding and unbiased public service in journalism.

The Michener Award

The Michener Award celebrates and honours outstanding and unbiased journalism that results in positive change for the public good.

Politician Giving Interview
The Award honours and celebrates outstanding and unbiased public service in journalism.

The Michener Award

The bronze Michener Award trophy

The Michener Award celebrates and honours outstanding and unbiased journalism that results in positive change for the public good.

From left: 2023 Michener-Deacon Fellowship recipient Molly Thomas with Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. Credit: MCpl Matthieu Racette

The Fellowships

Offering fellowships for investigative reporting and the enrichment of journalism education.

Paul Webster in 2016

The Michener Awards Foundation offers two fellowships, one in support of investigative reporting and one dedicated to the enrichment of journalism education.

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