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APTN wins the 2020 Michener Award
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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.

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50 Years as the nation’s premier journalism award
100+ Prizes and Fellowships awarded
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APTN Wins the 2020 Michener Award, Canada’s Highest Honour for Public Service Journalism

In a virtual ceremony that showcased the journalistic prowess of six incredible finalists, APTN was announced as the winner of the 2020 Michener Awards for meritorious public service journalism. Watch the full 2020 Michener Award ceremony to learn more about all six finalists.

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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. Submissions for the 2021 Michener Award will open in December 2021.

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. Submissions for the 2021 Michener Award will open in December 2021.

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The Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education is awarded to Patti Sonntag in 2016.

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. Submissions for the Michener Fellowships will open in December 2021.

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