RTNDA Canada announces Atlantic Regional Award Recipients

May 31, 2008

FREDERICTON, May 31 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the Atlantic
region in 2007. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the
Atlantic Region Pro Dev Seminar & Awards Banquet this evening in Fredericton,
The Atlantic Regional event was an outstanding success. "Congratulations
to all the winners," said RTNDA President Bob McLaughlin. "This is an
incredible accomplishment and it shows that quality journalism is thriving in
The Atlantic Regional winners go on to compete for the RTNDA National
Awards to be presented at the RTNDA National Conference in Ottawa on June 21,

The 2007 TELEVISION winners are:
Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
- Global News Maritimes for Gagetown Soldiers Killed - (Medium

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
- Global News Maritimes for "Armed Robbery"
- Global News Maritimes for "Tire Fire" - (Honourable Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
- CTV Atlantic for Climate of Change

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
- CTV Atlantic for Kitchen on Wheels - (Medium Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
- Radio - Canada Atlantique for Le vieux livre - The Old Book -
(Medium Market)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
- Global News Maritimes for "Bill and Mary Boates"
- CBYT for Daniel's Harour Landslide - (Honourable Mention)

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
- CTV Atlantic for CTV News - Live at 5 - "Love" at 5

Best Videography Award
- CTV Atlantic for "Naked"
- Newfoundland Broadcasting for Alive and Well - (Honourable

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity
- Global News Maritimes for "Children of the East"

The 2007 RADIO winners are:
Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
- CKHJ Fredericton for KHJ 5 o'clock news - (Small Market)
- CBC Radio Halifax for Commonwealth Newscast - (Medium Market)
- VOCM News St. John's for VOCM News - (Medium Market - Honourable

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
- CKBW Bridgewater for Ultralight Crash
- News 95.7 for Diner Fire - (Honourable Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
- CBC Radio NL for The Big Commute
- CBC NL for Uranium: Consent for Sale - (Honourable Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
- CBC Halifax for Alzheimer's Success Story - (Medium Market)
- CBC - Radio - Maritime Magazine for Whatever Happened to the
Golden Years - Pt 1 - (Large Market)
- CBC Radio Fredericton for The Boy Who Never Returned - (Honourable

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
- CBC Radio NL for Cancer Test Scandal

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
- CKHJ Fredericton for The Road to Self Sufficiency

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
- CBC NL for The Ocean Ranger - Remembered
- News 88.9 for The Big Fish - RCMP Capture one of America's Most
Wanted - (Honourable Mention)

Best Use of Sound
- CBC NL for Wise Use of Credit

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
- News 95.7 Halifax for Tracking Extra Tropical Storm Noel
- News 91.9 for Bracing for Noel - (Honourable Mention)

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity
- CBC NL for The Awakening - The Story of the Mi'Kmaq

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

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

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