RTNDA Canada announces Atlantic Regional Award Recipients

May 11, 2011

TORONTO, May 11 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Atlantic Region when it presents its Atlantic Regional Awards in Halifax, NS on June 23, 2011.

The RTNDA Canada Awards are given to honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in both radio and television.  "Congratulations to all award recipients," said Andy LeBlanc, RTNDA Canada President. "The quality of these awards submissions in a record year for entries, is a clear indication that electronic journalism and local news is alive and well in Canada. It is always an honour to return to the newsroom with awards named after the pioneers of Canadian broadcast journalism."

THE TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:

Use of New Media Award
• CBC Newfoundland/Labrador for Hurricane Igor

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

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
• CTV Atlantic for Hostage Drama

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• CBC Newfoundland/Labrador for Hurricane Igor

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• CTV Atlantic for In Our Back Yard - Dumping Day

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
• CTV Atlantic for My Tree

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
• CBC Newfoundland/Labrador for Kids in Care

Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events
• CBC Nova Scotia for Hurricane Earl Roars Ashore

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
• Radio-Canada Acadie for Les gais dans les Forces canadiennes: un parcours difficlie

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
• CTV Atlantic for CTV News at Six

THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary
• KHJ Radio for The Bottom Line with Randy McKeen

Creative Use of Sound Award
• CBC Cape Breton for Leblanc Smith Alderwood Animal Visit

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
• News 88.9 for Clifford Olson - Pension Plea

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
• CBC News for Missing Scallop Crew

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• VOCM for Igor

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• CBC Fredericton for Text-ed (Small Market)
• CBC Cape Breton for Leblanc-Smith Hero's Highway (Medium Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
• CBC Cape Breton for Test of Faith (Medium Market)

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
• CBC Radio for The Big Split in Nackawic

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
• News 95.7 for Hurricane Earl Comes Calling

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
• Radio Canada Acadie for Les gais dans les Forces canadiennes: un parcours difficile

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
• CHCM News for 12:30 News (Small Market)
• VOCM for VOCM News (Medium 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:

contact Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com or Michael Fulmes at (780) 989-4610 or mfulmes@globaltv.com


print email rss