OTTAWA, April 30, 2024 – The Michener Awards Foundation today announced the finalists for the 2023 Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism.

This year’s finalists are: The Canadian Press, CBC/Radio-Canada, The Globe and Mail, The Montreal Gazette, The Narwhal + The Toronto Star, Radio-Canada.

“We are so proud to honour the work of these newsrooms, and their profound impact on their communities,” said Michener Award Foundation President Margo Goodhand. “In a challenging year for Canadian journalism, these are inspiring bodies of work.”

The Michener Award, Canada’s highest honour in journalism, was founded in 1970 to recognize excellence in public-service journalism. The independent jury’s decisions are heavily influenced by the degree of public benefit generated by the print, broadcast and online stories submitted for consideration.

“Each submission revealed an immense amount of passion, dedication and hard work by the newsrooms and journalists,” said chief judge Katherine Sedgwick. “These finalists are outstanding examples of public-service journalism.”

This year’s Michener Awards ceremony will be held in Ottawa on June 14 at Rideau Hall, hosted by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada. The evening gala will also honour the 2024 Michener fellowship recipients and the Michener-Baxter Award for Exceptional Service to Canadian Journalism.

Here are the 2023 finalists: