NMC members nominated for Canada’s top journalism prize

The Michener Awards Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2017 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism.

The finalists include News Media Canada members: The Globe and Mail; The Toronto Star; and The Vancouver Sun.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will host the Michener Awards ceremony at Rideau Hall on June 12 where the winner of the 2017 Michener Award will be announced and two Michener-Deacon Fellowships will be presented.

The Michener Award, founded in 1970 by the late Roland Michener, then governor general, honours excellence in public-service journalism. The judges’ decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print, broadcast and online entries submitted for consideration.

You can read more about the nominees, and their stories, here.