The Globe and Mail and La Presse won the 2007 Michener Award for their reporting on the treatment of Afghan detainees. The judges decided to honour both newspapers for separate entries covering different phases of the Afghan detainee issue. (photo taken June 13, 2008)
L-R back row: Philippe Cantin, La Presse editor-in-chief; Stephen Northfield, Globe foreign editor; Paul Koring, Globe Washington-based international correspondent; Colin MacKenzie, Globe managing editor; Graeme Smith, foreign correspondent, The Globe and Mail.
L-R front row; Michèle Ouimet, foreign correspondent, La Presse; Her Excellency Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond; Edward Greenspon, editor-in chief, The Globe and Mail.
The first award covered the calendar year 1970. Since then, a rich variety of news organizations have had their names inscribed on Michener trophies – print and broadcast, large and small, French and English, East and West. The Michener was also the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media. The award goes to the news organization itself, rather than the individual journalists involved in the story.