The Michener Awards Foundation has announced the finalists for the 2020 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism, with several News Media Canada members receiving nominations.
NMC members among this year’s finalists include: The Globe and Mail; The Montreal Gazette; and the Winnipeg Free Press. Both CBC News and APTN also received nominations.
“The Michener Awards are Canadian journalism’s highest honour,” said Michener Foundation President Pierre-Paul Noreau, “and all six of these finalists are to be congratulated for their dedication to truth, social justice, and public service in a challenging year.”
Currently celebrating its 50th year, the Michener Award was founded in 1970 by the late Roland Michener, then Canada’s governor general, to honour excellence in public-service journalism. The judges’ decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print, broadcast and online stories submitted for consideration.
You can read more about the reporting from each of the nominees here.