The Michener-Baxter Award for Exceptional Service to Canadian Journalism honours outstanding contributions to the cause of public interest journalism in Canada, by an individual who has been a working journalist and may have also served journalism in other ways. In exceptional circumstances, the award can be conferred on persons who have made extraordinary contributions to journalism without having worked as journalists themselves, or on organizations producing or supporting journalism and/or journalists.

This award is intended to celebrate a consistent body of achievement that produced positive impacts on the world of journalism and benefited Canadian society in general. It is available to those whose influence has been felt locally, regionally or nationally, including those whose impact may not be well known beyond newsrooms. The recipient’s contributions will have principally served to help inform Canadian audiences. In some instances, the award can be bestowed posthumously.

Nomination Deadline: November 19, 2021


1) Who are you?


2) Who are you nominating?


3) Would you like this nomination to be made anonymously? (The nominee would never know who submitted them for consideration).


4) Briefly describe your relationship to the nominee (e.g. colleague, boss, friend, etc.):

5) Tell us why you are nominating this person (e.g.: 35 years in journalism, culminating as editor in chief for the last 12 years; led multiple investigative teams resulting in 5 NNAs over 30 years):

6) In your own words, please say why you feel the nominee deserves consideration for a Michener-Baxter Award for Exceptional Service to Journalism in Canada. Please describe the nominee’s greatest enduring legacy in their community.

7) Please list at least three individuals who would be willing and able to speak to the nominee’s contribution to journalism in Canada.

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