OTTAWA, June 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will host the presentation ceremony of the Michener Award for outstanding public service in journalism, and the Michener-Deacon Fellowships. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Rideau Hall.
2017 Michener Award Finalists
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Edmonton
Globe and Mail
The Toronto Star
Vancouver Sun and Globe and Mail
Recognizing outstanding and unbiased public service in journalism, the award is presented to news organizations: newspapers, broadcasting stations and networks, news agencies, periodicals, magazines and online journalism sources.
Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Journalism
2018 Recipient – Annie Burns-Pieper
This award was created to encourage excellence in investigative print, broadcast and online journalism. The winning fellow is expected to undertake a project that aspires to the criteria of the Michener Award, with emphasis on identifiable benefits for the public good, improvements in public policy, ethical standards, corporate governance or the lives of Canadians.
Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education
2018 Recipient – Tamara Baluja
Dedicated to the advancement of the education of Canadian journalists, the fellowship supports a mature journalist-in-residence at a recognized Canadian school of journalism for one semester. The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance the education of both the applicant and the students enrolled in the journalism program.
About the Michener Awards Foundation
The Michener Awards Foundation celebrates and promotes excellence in Canadian public service journalism. The Michener Award was launched in 1970, under the auspices of the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, Governor General from 1967 to 1974. For more information, visit www.michenerawards.ca.
Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance
in advance with the Rideau Hall Press Office.
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SOURCE Governor General of Canada
For further information: Media information: Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-2997, 613-302-0249 (cell), [email protected]; Kim Kierans, Michener Awards Foundation, 902-225-4456, [email protected]