RTDNA Canada announces Atlantic Regional Award Recipients

Apr 13, 2013

DARTMOUTH, NS, April 13, 2013 /CNW/ - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Atlantic Region.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. "These awards are named after pioneers and innovators of our industry, and some of them were the founders of our association more than fifty years ago," said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest.  "We're pleased to continue celebrating excellence in electronic and digital journalism. Our founders would be proud of the quality of award winning local news coverage today."

THE TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Here and Now (Medium Market)

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CTV Atlantic for hundred - CTV News - Live at 5

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC Nova Scotia for Flooding in Truro, September 10, 2012

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Thermography Investigation

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for The Return to Nutak (Small/Medium Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Inside Operation Roadrunner (Small/Medium Market)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Burton Winters

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for On Point with David Cochrane

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video

  • Global Maritimes for Fire School

Digital Media Award

  • CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Newburbia

Sports Award

  • NTV News for Backyard Rink (Small/Medium Market)

THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

  • CBC Moncton for 7:30 News (Small Market)
  • News 95.7 for The Morning News - Transit Trouble hits Halifax (Medium Market)

Dick Smyth Award - Use of Sound

  • CBC Moncton for Lobster Blocade

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC Labrador for Community Evacuation - Fires Threaten North West River & Sheshatshiu

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Peter Penashue Election Finances

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • News 95.7 for 21st Century Technology in the Classroom (Small/Medium Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • CBC Prince Edward Island for Climbing the Hill (Small/Medium Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

  • News 95.7 for Halifax City Votes 2012

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

  • News 95.7 for Crisis in Care - Nova Scotia's corrections and mental health systems collide

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Halifax for Annapolis Valley Prescription Drug Abuse

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia for An Aboriginal Saint

Sam Ross Award - Editorial Commentary

  • News 95.7 for Crisis help line answering machine

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of broadcast journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas.  The RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession. 

SOURCE: RTDNA Canada

For further information:

Contact Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTDNA Canada at (416) 756-2213 or sherry@rtdnacanada.com or Ian Koenigsfest, President, RTDNA Canada at (604) 331-2790 or president@rtdnacanada.com


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