Governor General David Johnston with the editorial staff of the Calgary Herald, a finalist for the 2010 Michener Award. The photo was taken following the Michener Award ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 14, 2011.
L to R: Lorne Motley, Herald editor-in-chief; reporter Chris Varcoe; His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston; Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston; reporter, Kelly Cryderman; reporter Renata D’Aliesio; managing editor Monica Zurowski.
The Calgary Herald received the Citation of Merit for its investigative series called Worked to Death which took a hard look at lax on-site safety practices in boom-time Alberta and the lack of enforcement of workplace regulations.
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.