RTNDA announces 2007 National & Network Award Recipients

Jun 21, 2008

OTTAWA, June 21 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in Canada. RTNDA
Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the National Awards Gala this
evening in Ottawa.
"Congratulations to all the winners," said RTNDA President Bob
McLaughlin. "This is an incredible accomplishment and it shows that quality
journalism is thriving in Canada."

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The 2007 NATIONAL RADIO winners are:
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Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

- Zed 99, Red Deer for Zed 99 6 am News, June 6, 2007 - (Small Market)
- AM800 CKLW Windsor for The 5am News With Rob Shervill - (Medium
Market)
- Newstalk 1010 CFRB Toronto for The 8 O'Clock News with Dave Agar -
(Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- 680 News Toronto for House Explosion

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC Radio 99.1 FM Toronto for Subliminal Slots

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- The Moose 106.3 FM North Bay for Kayla's Hope - (Small Market)
- CBC Saskatchewan for Black Lake Hockey - (Medium Market)
- CFRA Radio Ottawa for Aggressive Panhandlers Feeding the Pigeons -
(Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CBC North Radio Yellowknife for Warm Hearts and Headframes - (Small
Market)
- CBC Saskatchewan for Joel and Jen - (Medium Market)
- CBWT Winnipeg for On The Lam - (Large Market)
- CKNW News/Talk 980 Vancouver for Remembrance Day - (Honourable
Mention - Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

- CBC Radio Vancouver for Robert Pickton Verdict Special

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- Newstalk 1010 CFRB Toronto for The Jordan Manners Murder

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- CKNW NEWS/TALK 980 Vancouver for "My Wife"

Best Use of New Media Award

- CBC Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan Votes 2007

Best Use of Sound Award

- CBC NL for Wise Use of Credit

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

- CKNW Radio Vancouver, The Christy Clark Show for Flashpoint:
Immigration

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

- CBC Radio Montreal for "Never Let Go"

The 2007 NATIONAL TELEVISION winners are:
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Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

- CFJC TV Kamloops for CFJC TV7 Evening News - (Small Market)
- A-Channel Barrie for A-Channel News At 6 - (Medium Market)
- CTV British Columbia for July 24, 2007 - (Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- Global News Maritimes for "Armed Robbery"

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CTV British Columbia for Taser Death
- CTV Atlantic for Climate of Change - (Honourable Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CHBC TV Kelowna for Hockey Fan - (Medium Market)
- CTV British Columbia for Princess Spy - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CFJC TV Kamloops for Brothers in Arms - (Small Market)
- A-Channel Barrie for China Babies - (Medium Market)
- Global News Edmonton for Black Friday - 20 Years Later - (Large
Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- Citytv Toronto for City Vote 2007
- A-Channel Vancouver Island for Vancouver Island Remembers -
(Honourable Mention)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- Global News Maritimes for "Bill and Mary Boates"

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- Global BC for Mike McCardell Downtown Eastside Series

Best Use of New Media Award

- CBC News Vancouver for www.cbc.ca/bc

Best Videography Award

- A-Channel Vancouver Island for Leaf Sucker Upper

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

- CTV Southwestern Ontario for Provincewide October 21, 2007

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

- Global Calgary for Minority Report - Alberta's Culture Collision

The 2007 NETWORK RADIO winners are:
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Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

- CBC National Radio News for The World at Six, April 9, 2007
- VOCM News for VOCM News Service - (Honourable Mention)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- The Canadian Press for A Miraculous Escape - The Thai Plane Crash

Dan McArthur - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC News Vancouver for "The Fight For Frank Paul"

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- The Canadian Press for Soldiering On - Facing Death in Afghanistan
- CBC National Radio News for "Haircuts" on The World at Six -
(Honourable Mention)
- CBC National Radio News for "Angel" on The World at Six - (Honourable
Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CBC National Radio News for After the Battle the Fight begins

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

- Radio Southern Manitoba for CWB Roundtable

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CBC National Radio News for Treatment Denied

Best Use of Sound Award

- CBC National Radio News for Cross Border Shopping

Best Use of New Media

- The Canadian Press for "Missing Lives"

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

- Voiceprint - Contact Program: Bionic Eye Research

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

- CBC National Radio News for "Keeping the Faith"

The 2007 NETWORK TELEVISION winners are:
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Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

- Global National for November 6, 2007

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- Global News for Conrad Black Verdict
- CTV National News for Pedophile Suspect - The Thailand Interview -
(Honourable Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CTV - W5 for Off the Rails

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CTV National News for Mission of Mercy

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CBC - The National for Abuse of Authority

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- CTV News - Conrad Black: The Verdict

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CBC - The National for Taser Coverage

Best Use of New Media Award

- CTV News for www.canadaam.ctv.ca

Best Videography Award

- Canada AM for New Foundland Dogs

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

- CTV - W5 for From Risky Business/Haven to Hell

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

- CBC - The National for The Lucky Ones
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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.

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For further information: Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com


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