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The Globe & Mail Wins the 2019 Michener Award, Canada’s Highest Honour for Public Service Journalism

Ottawa, December 10, 2020 - Tonight, in a virtual ceremony that showcased the journalistic prowess of six incredible finalists, the Globe & Mail was announced as the winner of the 2019 Michener Awards for meritorious public service journalism. False Promises, an investigation led by reporter Kathy Tomlinson, delved into the systematic exploitation of temporary workers and foreign students by corrupt […]

Rideau Hall Foundation and Michener Awards Foundation Joining Forces

Partnership to support excellence in public service journalism

Ottawa, October 29, 2020 - Today the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and the Michener Awards Foundation are thrilled to announce they are joining forces to strengthen the Michener Awards and ensure the program’s ability to support and celebrate excellence in Canadian journalism well into the future. “In an era where false information travels faster than the truth, public service journalism […]

Michener Foundation honours John Fraser

Ottawa, June 18, 2020 - The Michener Awards Foundation today announced it is presenting its prestigious Michener-Baxter Special Award for long-term achievement in public service journalism to John Anderson Fraser. This special award, established in 1983 and presented at the discretion of the foundation’s board of directors, has only been bestowed on eight Canadians in the past three decades. “It […]

Michener Awards Foundation announces finalists for the 2019 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism

Ottawa, May 5, 2020 - The Michener Awards Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2019 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism. This year’s finalists are: The Globe and Mail; CBC News; The London Free Press; The Halifax Examiner; La Presse; and the Institute for Investigative Journalism. “Newsrooms across this country are facing their greatest challenge ever this year,” […]

Michener Awards Foundation announces Fellowship winners

Ottawa, April 30, 2020 - The Michener Awards Foundation today announced its 2020 Michener-Deacon Fellowships have been awarded to investigative journalists Laura Eggertson and Marie-Claude Lortie. As well, a new education fellowship, the Michener – L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship, has been awarded to the J-Source/Canada Press Freedom Project. The two investigative projects are: LAURA EGGERTSON — for an in-depth series […]