Feb 27, 2009
TORONTO, Feb. 27 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists is pleased to announce that Bernadette Lee is the recipient of the
2009 RTNDA Distinguished Service Award. The RTNDA Board of Directors was
unanimous in its selection of Ms. Lee for the annual honour.
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.
Ms. Lee is the Vice President, Products and Partners at Marketwire, a
global newswire service. She joined RTNDA in 2003 and has served as
Sponsorship Committee Chair since 2006.
RTNDA President Cal Johnstone says "Bernadette's dedication to the
association has helped us produce some outstanding national conferences and
regional professional development seminars. Our members truly appreciate her
commitment and her upbeat attitude as she carries out her responsibilities."
"I'm truly honoured to work with such dedicated board members," says
Bernadette. "I would also like to say thank you to RTNDA's sponsors who have
helped the association provide valuable professional development opportunities
over the years."
Bernadette will receive the award at RTNDA's 2009 Central Regional
conference and Awards Dinner in Toronto on June 27th.
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