CBC’s fifth estate wins Michener for Ashley Smith reporting

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.”