National & Network Awards Presented

Jun 17, 2013

TORONTO, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism for both national and network awards, presented in Toronto on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

The RTDNA Canada Awards honour the very best in programming, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and on digital platforms. "Many of these awards are named after the people who founded our association back in 1962 and those who have made a significant contribution to our profession." said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. "as we enter our 51st year as an association I am thrilled with the exceptionally high standard of all the entries this year. The innovators and pioneers in the Canadian news profession who launched this association would be proud of the quality of electronic and digital journalism that continues today. Congratulations to all the winners."

NATIONAL TELEVISION WINNERS

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

  • CTV Lethbridge for 5 PM News (Small Market)
  • CTV Regina for CTV Regina News at Six (Medium Market)
  • Global Edmonton for Hub Mall Shootings (Large Market)

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

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

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC News: Nova Scotia at Six for Flooding in Truro, September 10, 2012

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • Global Toronto for Trouble Overhead

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • Global Regina for Willow Bunch Giant (Small/Medium Market)
  • CBC Edmonton for Brick By Brick (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Inside Operation Roadrunner (Small/Medium Market)
  • CTV BC for Crude Awakening (Large Market)

Sports Award

  • NTV News for Backyard Rink (Small/Medium Market)
  • Global Calgary for Mystery Skates (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

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

  • CBC North for High Hopes Maamuitaau

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video

  • CTV British Columbia for The Butcher

Digital Media Award

  • Global Toronto for The Gardiner - Trouble Overhead

NATIONAL RADIO WINNERS

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

  • Today's Country 900 CKBI for Big Blackout of 2012 (Small Market)
  • AM800 CKLW for AM800 7:00 a.m. News (Medium Market)
  • CBC Radio Edmonton for June 15th, 2012 Morning Newscast (Large Market)

Dick Smyth Award - Use of Sound

  • CBC Edmonton for CEO of the Snow Fort

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC News for Johnsons Landing

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for Peter Penashue Election Finances

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • News Talk 980 CJME for Cyclone Centennial The Regina Cyclone 100 Years Later (Small/Medium Market)
  • CBC - The Early Edition for No Small Feet (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • CBC Radio Thunder Bay for Little Charlie (Small/Medium Market)
  • CBC Edmonton for Mystery in Mill Creek (Large Market)

Sports Award

  • CBC Kamloops for Mary and the Blazers (Small/Medium Market)
  • CBC Montreal for Turning Olympic Heartbreak into Song (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

  • CBC Edmonton for Radio Active live at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

  • CBC Quebec 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

  • CKNW for Racism at its core

NETWORK TELEVISION WINNERS

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

  • CTV News for CTV News with Lisa LaFlamme

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CTV W5 for Reach for the Top

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • Global National for Magnotta Arrest

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • 16X9 for Smoke and Mirrors

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • CBC News: The National for Only in Canada - The Doorman

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • 16X9 for High Drama

Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events

  • CTV News Channel for NDP Leadership Convention

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC News: The National for Inside Syria

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

  • 16X9 for Lost Childhood

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video

  • 16X9 for Ecuador

Digital Media Award

  • CTV News.ca for U.S. Election

NETWORK RADIO WINNERS

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

  • CBC News for The World at Six - October 29, 2012

Dick Smyth Award - Use of Sound

  • CBC News: The World at Six for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC News for Superstorm Sandy

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC News for SNC Lavalin

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

  • CBC News for True Grit Prison Program

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

  • Accessible Media Inc. for A Special Report on Bullying

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

  • CBC News for The House - NDP Leadership Convention

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

  • CBC Radio for The Invisible Hand "The Great Gouge"

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC News for Inside Syria's Civil War

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC News The World at Six for The New Face of Montreal

NOTE TO EDITORS:
RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic 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:

Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTDNA Canada at (416) 756-2213 or sherry@rtdnacanada.com


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