Bob McLaughlin to receive "Distinguished Service Award" from RTNDA Canada

Mar 2, 2010

TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic Journalists is pleased to announce that Bob McLaughlin is the recipient of the 2010 RTNDA Distinguished Service Award.

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual who is deemed to have rendered exemplary service to the benefit of both RTNDA and broadcast journalism in Canada.

Currently Vice President and General Manager at Toronto's CP24, Bob McLaughlin is a Canadian broadcast veteran who has worked in markets from coast to coast as a front-line journalist, producer and broadcast executive. He has served on the board of RTNDA Canada for more than eight years in various roles including Central Region Television Director and V-P for Television. In 2006, Bob was elected President of RTNDA Canada, a position he held for two years. He currently serves on the board as Past President.

"Our organization grew significantly in both membership and stature under Bob's leadership," says RTNDA President Cal Johnstone. "Through efforts such as enhancing our already prestigious award ceremony and the establishment of a dedicated ethics committee, Bob helped take RTNDA Canada to a higher level."

Bob McLaughlin will receive the award at RTNDA's 2010 National Conference in Edmonton, AB on June 18th.

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 or visit

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