RTNDA Canada announces BC Regional Award Recipients

Apr 20, 2011

TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the BC Region when it presents its annual awards in Vancouver, BC on May 28, 2011.

The RTNDA Canada Awards are given to honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in both radio and television. "The Canadian news industry pioneers and innovators that these awards are named after would be proud to see the quality electronic journalism that is worthy of this recognition today," said RTNDA Canada President Andy LeBlanc. "Join me in congratulating those who will be honoured at the BC Region Awards in late May."

THE TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
• CTV British Columbia for Black Blood

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
• /A\ Vancouver Island for Migrant Ship Approaches

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video
• CTV British Columbia for Irish Pride

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• Global BC for Surrey Six

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• CKPG TV for Northern Faces - Artist (Small Market)
• /A\ Vancouver Island for Boss On His Backside (Medium Market)
• Global BC for Transplant (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
• CJFC TV for Haiti: The Long Road Back (Small Market)
• CHEK TV for Covering News and Making History (Medium Market)
• Global BC for Beyond Fair Trade (Large Market)

Dan McArthur Award - Indepth/Investigative
• CBC Vancouver for Home Depot Tax Error

Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events
• CTV British Columbia for The Journey Home

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
• CTV British Columbia for Grieving Mother Sculptor
• /A\ Vancouver Island for Paraplegic Sculptor (Honourable Mention)

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
• CJFC TV for Olympic Torch Arrives (Small Market)
• /A\ Vancouver Island for A News at 5 (Medium Market)
• CTV British Columbia for CTV News at Six (Large Market)

THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
• CKNW Radio for Pitt Meadows Gang Rape - Editorial by Jill Bennett

Use of New Media Award
• News 1130 for Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Online

Creative Use of Sound Award
• CBC Radio One for Dog Sled Rescue on the Gold Rush Trail

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
• CKNW Radio for The Demise of Carole James

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
• CBC News for Christmas Marketplace Explosion

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• CBC Radio One for Pipe Dreams

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• CBC Prince George for Oak Street Kids After the Gang Murder (Small Market)
• News 1130 for On the Offbeat (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
• CBC Prince George for Positively Alive:  HIV in northern British Columbia (Small Market)
• CBC Radio for AIDS Then and Now (Large Market)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
• CBC Radio for Inside the HST Debate

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
• CBC Radio One for Campbell Resignation Special

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
• CBC Radio for New Comers' Names

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
• CKBZ Kamloops for B-100 Noon News (Small Market)
• AM 1150 Kelowna for 7:30am News (Medium Market)
• CBC Radio for BC Today at 5:30 (Large Market)

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 sherry@rtndacanada.com or Awards Chair, Michael Fulmes at (780) 989-4610 or mfulmes@globaltv.com


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