RTNDA Canada announces Central Regional Award Recipients

May 15, 2010

TORONTO, May 15 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in Ontario and Quebec in 2009. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the Central Region Awards Banquet this evening in Toronto, ON.

The Central Regional event was an outstanding success. "Congratulations to all the winners" said RTNDA President Cal Johnstone. "These awards underline the value of local news coverage to Canadian communities."

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    THE TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:

    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
     -  /A\ News Barrie for /A\ News at 6 (Medium Market)
     -  /A\ London for Transit Strike (Medium Market - Honourable Mention)
     -  Global Toronto for The News Hour (Large Market)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
     -  CTV Southwestern Ontario for Killer Tornado in Durham
     -  Global Toronto for Struck By Lightning (Honourable Mention)
     -  CP24 for Osgoode Subway Shooting (Honourable Mention)

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
     -  CTV Montreal for Breaking the Silence
     -  CTV Southwestern Ontario for Granny Cam (Honourable Mention)
     -  /A\ Windsor for Cross Border Health Care (Honourable Mention)

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
     -  CBC TV Montreal for The Cost of Clean-up at City Hall

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
     -  /A\ London for A Dog's Best Friend (Medium Market)
     -  CTV News Toronto for Olympic Torch Bearer (Large Market)
     -  Global Toronto for A Single Rose (Large Market - Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
     -  Rogers TV Simcoe County for In Focus: After The Crash (Small Market)
     -  CTV Southwestern Ontario for Student Ghetto (Medium Market)
     -  CTV Montreal for La Polytechnique 20 Years Later (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
     -  /A\ News Barrie for Remembrance Day 2009

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
     -  /A\ London for Tori Stafford
     -  /A\ Ottawa for On The Ground In Afghanistan (Honourable Mention)

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
     -  Global Toronto for Our Canada: New Canadians

    Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
     -  Global Toronto for Focus Ontario - The Ontario Legislature - Our
        House

    Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video
     -  CTV Southwestern Ontario for Cop Cars

    Use of New Media
     -  CP24 for CP24.COM Tornado strikes GTA

    THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:

    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
     -  560 CFOS AM Owen Sound for the Noon News on Georgian Bay Today (Small
        Market)
     -  AM800 CKLW for AM800 News 7:30am (Medium Market)
     -  CBC Radio Thunder Bay for CBC Radio Thunder Bay 7:30 AM Newscast
        (Medium Market - Honourable Mention)
     -  680News for Tornado Aftermath (Large Market)

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Toronto's Mosaic: Regent Park
        Revitalization Resident

    Best Use of Sound Award
     -  680News for KISS in Oshawa
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Obama Inauguration (Honourable Mention)
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Second Harvest Delivery (Honourable
        Mention)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
     -  Newstalk 1010 for Tamil Protest Turns Violent
     -  Newstalk 1010 for Twisters in the GTA (Honourable Mention)

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for e-Health Ontario Investigations
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for St. Michael's Hospital Security Series
        (Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
     -  CBC Sudbury for Wayne's No.99 (Medium Market)
     -  680News for Boy Bands (Large Market)
     -  News/Talk Radio 580 CFRA for Living in Her Car - One Woman's Tale of
        Homelessness in The Capital (Large Market - Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
     -  97.7 the Beach Wasaga Beach for Time To Hit The Auction (Small
        Market)
     -  CBC Radio Sudbury for The Mac (Medium Market)
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Sunrise Propane One-Year Anniversary
        (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
     -  Newstalk 1010 for The Barack Obama Inauguration

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Metro Morning

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
     -  CBC Radio for The Fall of Nortel
     -  CBC Radio Thunder Bay for Bringing Kyle Home (Honourable Mention)
     -  680News for Tamil Protest (Honourable Mention)

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
     -  CBC Radio One Ottawa for Ontario Today Blind Man Essay

    Use of New Media
     -  680News for 680News.com
     -  CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Toronto's Mosaic: Regent Park (Honourable
        Mention)
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RTNDA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTNDA 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 RTNDA 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, RTNDA Canada, at (416) 756-2213, or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com


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