RTNDA Canada announces Prairie Region Award Recipients

May 31, 2009

EDMONTON, May 30 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the Prairie
region in 2008. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the Prairie
Region Awards Banquet this evening in Edmonton, AB.
"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

- CHAT TV for CHAT News - (Small Market)
- CTV Saskatoon for June 13, 2008 Newscast - (Medium Market)
- Global News Calgary for Air Scare - (Large Market)
- Global Winnipeg for July 31, 2008 (Large Market - Honourable Mention)

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

- Global Edmonton for Ballerina Dreams
- Global Edmonton for Sexability - (Honurable Mention)

Best Videography Award

- Global Regina for Bike Day

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- CTV Yorkton for Yellow Quill Toddlers Death

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC Edmonton for Contractor Rip-off

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CHAT TV for Lugs and Kisses - (Small Market)
- CBC Saskatchewan for Shooting Victim - (Medium Market)
- CTV Calgary (CFCN) for Firefighter Burned - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CHAT TV for Medicine Hat Magic - (Small Market)
- CTV Regina for Horse Power - (Medium Market)
- Global News Calgary for Court of Hope - (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- CTV Calgary (CFCN) for The Road to the Junos

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CTV Winnipeg for Brian Sinclair - Death in an ER
- CBC Edmonton for Eyes on the Road - Who's watching the driver -
(Honourable Mention)

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

- Zed 99, Red Deer for Red Deer Deep Freeze - (Small Market)
- News Talk 980 CJME for 8AM News - (Medium Market)
- CBC Calgary for CBC Calgary News (Large Market)

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

- CBC Radio Edmonton for East Meets West

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- News Talk 980 CJME for Terror in the Chapel

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC Radio Edmonton for Jobs for Sale

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- Big 105 and 106.7 The Drive for A Taste of Homelessness - (Small
Market)
- CBC Radio Edmonton for Shock and Awe in Amber Valley - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CBC Radio Saskatchewan for Over Coffee - (Medium Market)
- CBC Calgary for Bill's Way - (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

- CBC Radio Edmonton for Provincial Election 2008

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

- News Talk 980 CJME for The Murray Wood Show

Best Use of New Media Award

- iNews880 for iNews880.com Website

Best Use of Sound

- CBC Calgary for A Day In The Life of an Emergency Room

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- 630 CHED for Rapper Bob Layton
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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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