RTDNA Canada announces Central Regional Award Recipients

Apr 20, 2013

TORONTO, April 20, 2013 /CNW/ - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Central 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."


Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

  • CTV News Barrie for CTV News at 6 (Medium Market)
  • Global Toronto for Toronto in the Crossfire (Large Market)

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC News Toronto for Cease Fire: Reclaiming Our Communities, Somali Policing

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CTV Kitchener for Hampstead

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • Global Toronto for Trouble Overhead

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • CTV Kitchener for Lydia Comes Homes (Small/Medium Market)
  • CTV Montreal for Ghost Hunters (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • Rogers TV for In Focus: Seasons Of Hope (Small/Medium Market)
  • CityTV for Inside Story: Autism (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events

  • CBC Montreal for Quebec Election 2012, Live Coverage of the Party Québécois victory rally shooting

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CTV News Toronto for Wallenda's Walk Over the Falls

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video

  • CTV Ottawa for Commuter Challenge

Digital Media Award

  • Global Toronto for The Gardiner - Trouble Overhead

Sports Award

  • CBC Montreal for Alouettes Reflect on East Final Loss (Large Market)


Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

  • CKNR The Moose 94.1 for Standing Down a Community Reacts in Anguish (Small Market)
  • AM800 CKLW for AM800 News 7:00 am (Medium Market)
  • CBC Radio One Toronto 99.1 FM for Danzig Street Shooting - The Morning After (Large Market)

Dick Smyth Award - Use of Sound

  • CBC Radio Sudbury for Joy of Music

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • 680News for Eaton Centre Shooting

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Radio Sudbury for Healing After Abuse

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • CBC Radio Thunder Bay for Graduation Day (Small/Medium Market)
  • 680News for Psy - Half Time Style (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • CBC Radio Thunder Bay for Little Charlie (Small/Medium Market)
  • CBC Radio One Toronto 99.1 FM for Danzig Street Masons (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

  • News talk 1010 for Rob Ford Conflict of Interest Ruling

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

  • CBC Quebec City for Post-Election Night Show

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Radio Toronto 99.1 FM for The Trial of Michael Rafferty

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC Radio Toronto 99.1 FM for Building Community: Life in a Rexdale Highrise

Sam Ross Award - Editorial Commentary

  • News talk 1010 for Danzig Street Shootings - A Call to Action

Sports Award

  • CBC Radio Sudbury for Learning to Run (Small/Medium Market)
  • CBC Montreal for Turning Olympic Heartbreak into Song (Large Market)

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. 


For further information:

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