RTNDA Canada announces Central Regional Award Recipients

Jun 27, 2009

TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the Central
region in 2008. 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 2008 TELEVISION winners are:
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Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

- A - London for Alma College Fire - (Medium Market)
- 'A' News Barrie for 'A' News at 6 - Barrie (Honourable Mention -
Medium Market)
- 'A' News Ottawa for 'A' News at 6pm - (Large Market)
- CTV News (Toronto) for CTV News at 6 August 10, 2008 (Honourable
Mention - Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- 'A' News Barrie for Roadside Rescue
- CTV News (Toronto) for Sunrise Propane Explosion (Honourable Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CTV Montreal for Shelter in Crisis The Montreal SPCA
- Citytv for Chinatown Rats (Honourable Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- A - Windsor for Text Message (Medium Market)
- Global News Ontario for Sick Kids Transport Team (Large Market)
- Global News Ottawa for More Than Skin Deep Cosmetic Surgery
(Honourable Mention - Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- 'A' News Barrie for Road Into Battle - (Medium Market)
- CTV Montreal for Post Traumatic Stress - (Large Market)
- Global News Ontario for Aging Journey - (Honourable Mention -
Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- 'A' News Ottawa for More Bang for Your Buck
- CBC News: Montreal for Quebec Votes 2008 - (Honourable Mention)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CTV NEWS (TORONTO) for Sunrise Propane Explosion
- CBC Toronto for CBC News at Six - Explosion at Sunrise (Honourable
Mention)

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- CBC News Montreal for Daycare Fees
- CBC News Montreal for Downtown Mayor (Honourable Mention)

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

- CTV Southwestern Ontario for Provincewide
- A - London for Victor Garber Gets Personal (Honourable Mention)

Use of New Media Award

- Citytv for citytvnews.ca
- CTV Toronto for www.CTVToronto.ca (Honourable Mention)

Best Videography Award

- CTV News Toronto for Tiny Tom Donuts
- CTV Southwestern Ontario for ECO Rider CTV News at 6 (Honourable
Mention)

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

- Global News Ontario for Wheelchair Access
- CBC Toronto for CBC News at Six (Honourable Mention)

The 2008 RADIO winners are:
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Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

- Mix 106 - Bayshore Broadcasting for The 12 o'clock News - (Small
Market)
- AM800 CKLW for The 7am News on AM800 - (Medium Market)
- 570 News for Best Newscast: The 8am News - (Honourable Mention -
Medium Market)
- CJAD 800 for 12 o'clock news Riot Aftermath - (Large Market)
- 680News for Snowstorm - (Honourable Mention - Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- CJAD 800 for Montreal North Riots
- Newstalk 1010 CFRB for The Sunrise Propane Explosion - (Honourable
Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- Newstalk 610 CKTB for Health Care in Transition
- CBC Radio Montreal for The Note - (Honourable Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- AM 920 CKNX for Grey-Bruce Obese Children Problem - (Small Market)
- CBC Radio One, Thunder Bay for Hair and the Economy - (Medium Market)
- CBC Radio 99.1 FM Metro Morning for School Lockdown Drill - (Large
Market)
- CBC Radio Montreal for Mural for Peace - (Honourable Mention -
Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- AM 600 CKAT for Can David Sheridan find a family doctor in 5 days -
(Small Market)
- CBC Radio Thunder Bay for A Place to Call Their Own - A New Reserve -
(Medium Market)
- CBC Radio 99.1 FM Metro Morning for Stolen Children - (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events

- Newstalk 1010 CFRB for Repatriation

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- Newstalk 1010 CFRB for TTC Contract Collapse
- 680News for Propane Explosion - (Honourable Mention)

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- Newstalk 1010 CFRB for The Bill Carroll Wall of Shame

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

- CBC Radio Sudbury for Morning North
- CBC Radio Montreal for Daybreak February 26, 2008 - (Honourable
Mention)

Use of Sound Award

- 680News - CFTR AM for Rudy Blair, Media Idol

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

- CBC Radio 99.1 Toronto for Toronto's Mosiac: A Reality Check
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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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