RTNDA Canada announces Prairie Regional Award Recipients

May 10, 2008

CALGARY, May 10 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the Prairie
region in 2007. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the Prairie
Region Pro Dev Seminar & Awards Banquet this evening in Calgary, AB.
The Prairie 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
Canada."
The Prairie Regional winners go on to compete for the RTNDA National
Awards to be presented at the RTNDA National Conference in Ottawa on
June 21, 2008.

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

- Global News Lethbridge for News Hour - (Small Market)
- Global News Regina for March 14th, Evening News - (Medium Market)
- Global News Calgary for Superstorm Impact - (Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- CTV Calgary (CFCN) for School Bus Crash

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC News Edmonton for Your Treat

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- Global Regina for Matthew and the Dragon - (Medium Market)
- Global News Edmonton for Marathon Dad - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CKX TV, Brandon for A Simple Lifestyle - (Small Market)
- CTV Regina for The Birthday People - (Medium Market)
- Global News Edmonton for Black Friday - Twenty Years Later - (Large
Market)
- CTV Calgary for Charity: What's in it for me? - (Honourable Mention)

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- CBC Manitoba for Manitoba Votes 2007
- Global News Edmonton for Charity Horse Race - (Honourable Mention)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- Global News Edmonton for MacEwan Fire

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- Global News Edmonton for Bob Layton Editorial - New City Council

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

- Citytv Calgary for Breakfast Television - Kids Cancer Camp

Best Videography Award

- Citytv Winnipeg for City Spirits Part 1
- Global Regina for Goose Roundup - (Honourable Mention)

Best Use of New Media Award

- CTV Calgary for Webcast of Calgary Civic Election

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

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

The 2007 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)
- CBC Saskatchewan for CBC Radio News, Sept 21, 2007 - (Medium Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- News Talk Radio Regina for Province-Wide Grey Cup Party
- 620 CKRM for Football Power Outage - (Honourable Mention)
- News Talk 650 Regina for Blizzard of the Century - (Honourable
Mention)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC Radio Calgary for Teen Sex Trade Workers

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CBC Saskatchewan for Black Lake Hockey - (Medium 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)
- CBC Saskatchewan for Glenavon School Closure - (Large Market -
Honourable Mention)
- CBC Radio Edmonton for Boom Haters - (Large Market - Honourable
Mention)
- CBC Radio Edmonton for Promising Future, Questionable Past - (Large
Market - Honourable Mention)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CBC Radio Calgary for Spying on the Prairies
- CBC Saskatchewan for Election 2007 - (Honourable Mention)

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- CBC Saskatchewan for The Seventh Generation

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

- CBC Saskatchewan for The Morning Edition - Blizzard Montage

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

- News Talk Radio Regina for Sask. Votes 2007
- CBC Saskatchewan for Grey Cup Specials - (Honourable Mention)

Best Use of New Media Award

- CBC Saskatchewan for Saskatchewan Votes 2007
- News Talk 650 Regina for Sask.votes.com - (Honourable Mention)
- CBC Radio Edmonton for Edmonton Votes 2007 - (Honourable Mention)

Adrienne Clarkson Award For Diversity

- CBC Edmonton for A Class of Her Own
- CBC Radio One Yellowknife for The River Between Us - (Honourable
Mention)
- CBC Radio Edmonton for Soaring Spirits - (Honourable Mention)
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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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