RTNDA Canada announces Atlantic Regional Award Recipients

May 1, 2010

SAINT JOHN, May 1 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the Atlantic region in 2009. The Association presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the Atlantic Region Awards Banquet this evening in Saint John, NB.

"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:
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    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
    -   CTV Atlantic for CTV News at Six (Medium Market)
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for CBC News Here & Now (Medium Market -
        Honourable Mention)

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
    -   CTV Atlantic for CTV News - Live at 5 - Bonny Lea Farm

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Missing Gun
    -   Global News Maritimes for Murder Trial (Honourable Mention)

    Dan McArthur Award - Indepth/Investigative
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Who's Minding the Kids?
    -   CTV Atlantic for Drinking After Dark (Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
    -   CBC News Nova Scotia for Cinderella Story (Medium Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Doctors (Medium Market)

    Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events
    -   CBC Nova Scotia for Hurricane Bill Special
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Cougar Helicopter Crash Memorial
        Service (Honourable Mention)

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
    -   CBC News Nova Scotia for Halifax Harbour Sewer Disaster

    Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
    -   CTV Atlantic for CTV News - Live at 5

    Sam Ross - Editorial/Commentary
    -   NTV News for The Season of the Caplin

    THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:
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    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
    -   News 91.9 for The Morning News (Small Market)
    -   X-FM Radio for X-FM 8 o'clock News (Small Market - Honourable
        Mention)
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for CBC Radio News (Medium Market)

    Best Use of Sound Award
    -   CBC Cape Breton for Silver Dart
    -   CBC Radio, Halifax for A Cinderella Story (Honourable Mention)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
    -   News 95.7 for Townhouse Fire
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Cougar Helicopter Crash (Honourable
        Mention)

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
    -   CBC Radio for Down the Garden Path
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Lahey Porn (Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
    -   News 95.7 for A Survivor's Story: The Halifax Explosion Remembered
        (Medium Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
    -   CBC Radio-Maritimes for A Light in Dark Places (Large Market)
    -   CBC Radio-Maritimes for Lauchie's Music (Large Market - Honourable
        Mention)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
    -   News 95.7 for Bracing For Bill: Hurricane Watch
    -   CBC Radio St. John's for Cougar Crash Special (Honourable Mention)

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
    -   CBC Radio St. John's for St. John's Morning Show

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
    -   CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for Cougar Helicopter Crash

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
    -   News 95.7 for Michael Jackson Death
    -   CKHJ for Woodside Pension (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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