CBC’s the fifth estate has won the 2010 Michener Award “for its reporting on the incarceration and death of Ashley Smith, a seriously troubled teenager who spent the last four years of her life behind bars for a minor offence.”

Citations of Merit went to the Calgary Herald; The Eastern Door; The Hamilton Spectator; la Société Radio-Canada; and the Vancouver Sun.

Toronto freelance writer Jane Armstrong received the 2011 Michener-Deacon Fellowship to “examine the impact of Canada’s aid programs in Afghanistan.”

CBC’s the fifth estate has won the 2010 Michener Award “for its reporting on the incarceration and death of Ashley Smith, a seriously troubled teenager who spent the last four years of her life behind bars for a minor offence.”

Citations of Merit went to the Calgary Herald; The Eastern Door; The Hamilton Spectator; la Société Radio-Canada; and the Vancouver Sun.

Toronto freelance writer Jane Armstrong received the 2011 Michener-Deacon Fellowship to “examine the impact of Canada’s aid programs in Afghanistan.”

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Professor, School of Journalism; Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University