Michener-Baxter Award for Excellence in Canadian Journalism Open for Nominations

Mélanie Béchard
November 29, 2023
Three smiling people in formal attire holding an award.
Michener Awards Gala at the Ottawa Art Gallery -- Rideau Hall Foundation. Thursday May 18, 2023.

The Michener Awards Foundation is seeking nominations for its prestigious Michener-Baxter Award. This award, which has only been presented 11 times since its inaugural year in 1984, celebrates individuals whose journalistic achievements have produced positive impacts on the world of journalism and have benefited Canadian society.

“The Michener-Baxter Award provides an opportunity to honour an individual, either a journalist or a professional working within journalism, who has dedicated themselves to improving the state of Canadian journalism and in so doing, inspire future generations of journalists,” said Margo Goodhand, President of the Michener Awards Foundation.  “These days more than ever, journalism and journalists are critical to the safeguarding of our fragile democracy.”

Nominations for the Michener-Baxter Award are open until January 12, 2024. More information on the awards and the nomination criteria can be found here.