DARTMOUTH, NS, April 16, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Atlantic Region.

DARTMOUTH, NS, April 16, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Atlantic Region. RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “Congratulations to the winners for the exceptionally high quality of work across all our

DARTMOUTH, NS, April 16, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Atlantic Region. RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “Congratulations to the winners for the exceptionally high quality of work across all our regions” said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. “Despite another year of great challenges to our industry, journalists in Canada have once again displayed they can produce some of
the best storytelling and journalism in the world. I am extremely proud of the level of excellence displayed with these award winning entries.”

Here are Your Winners:

Atlantic Region Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2002 to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of their career in broadcast journalism.

Gary MacDonald – Acadia Broadcasting – Retired
Allan Rowe – Global TV – Awarded posthumously

Digital

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia: The Colour of Justice

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Prince St. Apartment fire

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Developing Halifax: A Database

Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Coldest. July. Ever.

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Snowmageddon 2015

Sam Ross Award – Editorial/Commentary

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Witness Intimidation: When court doesn’t feel safe

Multiplatform

Dan McArthur Award – In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Daycare Debt

Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Information Morning – The Two North Ends

Byron MacGregor Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

  • 989XFM: 8 a.m. News-November 5th, 2015

Byron MacGregor Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • NEWS957: The Morning News

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • VOCM NEWS: TCH Fatal Crash

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) – Short Feature

  • NEWS957 – Infertility in N.S.

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) – Long Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Serenade from the Past

Dick Smyth Award – Creative Use of Sound

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Labrador West 911 Call

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • NEWS957: Hockey day in Canada

Peter Gzowski Award – Radio News Information Program

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Mainstreet – Tech & Consequences

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Sinking of The Atlantic Charger

Television

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia: A Brother’s Last Hope

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Winter Thumps Halifax

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CTV Atlantic: Hard Landing – The Night the Airbus Came Down

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) – Short Feature

  • Global News Brunswick: Bud the Guardian Angel Dog

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) – Long Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Jake’s Ears

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: CBC NL Votes

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

  • Global New Brunswick: Fredericton Underwater

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Nova Scotia: ReChem Investigation

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • CTV Atlantic: Lest We Forget – What our Parents Knew

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CTV Atlantic: Hanging out with Sid – A Close Encounter with a Hockey Legend

Trina McQueen Award – Television News Information Program

  • CTV Atlantic – Unforgettable – Remembrance Day 2015

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA 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 RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.

For more information, contact Monica Sayers at (604) 566. 8311 or RTDNA@icsevents.com or Ian Koenigsfest, President, RTDNA Canada at (604) 240.7326 or president@rtdnacanada.com

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