Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) International to receive "Friend of RTNDA Award" from RTNDA Canada

Apr 11, 2008

TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists is pleased to announce that RTNDA International will receive the
2008 "Friend of RTNDA Canada Award."
The award is presented to individuals or organizations, which have shown
a true commitment to RTNDA and the betterment of broadcast journalism in
"RTNDA International, its Board of Directors and President Barbara
Cochran continue to support the ongoing efforts of our association. Our
neighbours to the south helped us found our association here in Canada many
years ago and together we have forged a relationship that bridges borders and
builds strong journalistic ties across our two countries," says RTNDA
President Bob McLaughlin. "RTNDA Canada and its board of Directors are pleased
to honour our American friends."
The "Friend of RTNDA Canada Award" will be presented at the association's
national conference June 19-21, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario.
Previous recipients of the award include The Canadian Press, CNN
Newsource Sales, CNW Group, WIC, VOCM Radio, Golden West Radio, Broadcast
Dialogue magazine, CTV, Taylor Enterprises and last year's recipient, Dan

RTNDA International is the world's largest professional organization
exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than
3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. Founded as a
grassroots organization in 1946, the association is dedicated to setting
standards for newsgathering and reporting.

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: or visit

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