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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 […]

Michener Awards Foundation announces the Michener-L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education

Ottawa, December 11, 2019 - The Michener Awards Foundation is offering three fellowships in 2020 to support and encourage meritorious public service journalism. Alan Allnutt, president of the foundation, said the new Michener – L. Richard O’Hagan Fellowship for Journalism Education will allow the foundation to fulfill its mandate to advance and enrich journalism education more effectively. The foundation will […]

Michener Award goes to the Telegraph-Journal

Ottawa, June 14, 2019 - The Telegraph-Journal has won the 2018 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism for its 18-month series Sounding the Alarm. The Saint John newspaper discovered a critical shortage of paramedics was forcing New Brunswick’s ambulances to sit idle and unstaffed. It was an issue with life-and-death consequences: at least one person died. “There were many […]