Journalism professor and university vice-president Kim Kierans is the chair of the 2012 Michener Awards.
The Michener Award honours and celebrates outstanding and unbiased public service in journalism. The late governor general, Roland Michener, created the award in 1970 and it has been presented annually since 1971. The Michener was the first national journalism award open to both broadcast and print media.
Entries are judged particularly for their professionalism, their impact on the public, and the degree of arms-length public benefit that is generated. Daily and weekly newspapers, news agencies, radio and television stations, and networks and periodicals are eligible.
Governor General David Johnston will present the awards at a ceremony in Rideau Hall on 18 June 2013.