RTNDA Canada announces 2006 British Columbia Regional Award Recipients

Jun 21, 2007

VANCOUVER, June 21 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic
Journalists has honoured the best in electronic journalism in the B.C. region
in 2006. RTNDA Canada presented the coveted RTNDA Awards at the B.C. Regional
Awards Gala in conjunction with the RTNDA National Conference this evening in
Vancouver.
This year RTNDA Canada created five new award categories to recognize
outstanding videography, use of sound, new media, information programming and
diversity.
The RTNDA "Diversity Tool Kit" which was released across the country in
January offers practical solutions to bring diversity to our stories and to
our newsrooms. To acknowledge those accomplishments RTNDA created a new
Diversity Award. Congratulations to CBC News: Canada Now and CBC Radio
Vancouver for winning the inaugural awards in the B.C. region.
Six television and six radio stations received a prestigious RTNDA Canada
Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award. Global took home four of the
television awards followed by CFJC-TV Kamloops and CBC News Vancouver with
three awards each. Other winners included A-Channel Vancouver Island and CTV
Vancouver.
Radio winners included CKOV Kelowna, CBC Victoria and C-FAX 1070 Victoria
in the Medium Market category. In the Large Market, honours went to
CKNW AM 980 Vancouver, CBC Radio Vancouver and News 1130 (CKWX) Vancouver.
"Congratulations to all the winners" said RTNDA President Bob McLaughlin.
"This is an incredible accomplishment and it shows the quality journalism is
thriving in Canada."
The B.C. Regional winners go on to compete for the RTNDA National Awards
to be presented at the RTNDA National Conference in Vancouver on
June 23, 2007.

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The 2006 TELEVISION winners are:
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Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

- CFJC TV7 Newscentre Kamloops for CFJC TV7 Evening News - (Small
Market)
- A-Channel Vancouver Island for A-Channel News: Aug. 18, 2006 -
(Medium Market)
- Global BC for News Hour November 15, 2006 - (Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- Global BC for Queen of the North Sinks

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CTV British Columbia for Filthy Foster Home
- CBC News: Canada Now Vancouver for "Dead Eagles" - (Honourable
Mention)

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CFJC TV7 Newscentre Kamloops for Adams River Salmon Run - (Small
Market)
- CHBC TV Kelowna for From the Okanagan to Ethiopia - (Medium
Market)
- CTV British Columbia for Nagasaki Vet - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- CFJC TV7 Newscentre Kamloops for An Eye on Africa - (Small Market)
- CTV British Columbia for Francis McAllister - (Large Market)
- Global BC for Norval Morrisseau - (Large Market - Honourable
Mention)

Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

- CBC News: Canada Now Vancouver for After the Vote

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- Global BC for Storm Coverage
- CTV British Columbia for Dead End Streets - (Honourable Mention)

Best Videography Award

- CBC News: Canada Now Vancouver for "SweatLodge"
- A-Channel Vancouver Island for Island Agriculture - (Honourable
Mention)

Best Use of New Media Award

- CBC News British Columbia for www.cbc.ca/bc

Diversity Award

- CBC News: Canada Now Vancouver for "Aboriginal Issues"

The 2006 RADIO winners are:
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Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

- CKOV Kelowna for 6:30 AM News - (Medium Market)
- CKNW AM 980 Vancouver for CKNW 5AM News - (Large Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

- News 1130 (CKWX) Vancouver for Sinking Of The Queen Of The North

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

- CBC Radio - Victoria for "Fatal Cuts"

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

- CBC Radio One Vancouver for Avoiding Arrest - (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

- C-FAX 1070 Victoria for The Green City - (Medium Market)
- CKNW Radio Vancouver for Dead End Streets - (Large Market)

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

- CKNW AM 980 Vancouver for Storm Season
- News 1130 (CKWX) Vancouver for Sinking Of The Queen Of The North -
(Honourable Mention)

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

- CKNW AM 980 Vancouver for Stanley Park
- CBC Radio One, Vancouver for Fusion Family - (Honourable Mention)
- CKOV Kelowna for Who Here? Why Not? - (Honourable Mention)

Best Use of Sound Award

- CBC Radio Vancouver The Early Edition for Canned Heat
- CKOV Kelowna for The "Ogopogo" Movie - (Honourable Mention)

Information Program Award

- CBC Radio Vancouver for The Early Edition

Best Use of New Media Award

- CKNW Radio Vancouver for cknw.com

Diversity Award

- CBC Radio - Vancouver for Sacred Spaces
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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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