RTDNA ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR NATIONAL AWARDS

RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism for the Network stations. The RTDNA’s national awards represent the best in national storytelling on all platforms and they highlight that journalism is a team endeavour. Once again the calibre of entries has been world class and they reflect the

RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism for the Network stations.

The RTDNA’s national awards represent the best in national storytelling on all platforms and they highlight that journalism is a team endeavour. Once again the calibre of entries has been world class and they reflect the rich tapestry and depth of journalism in Canada. Despite growing pressures in newsrooms across the country great storytelling is as strong as ever.

Here are the Nominees for RTDNA 2015 National Awards:

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature – Large Market – Radio

  • CBC Edmonton: Tricks Trump Danger on Edmonton Streets
  • CBC Ottawa: Transgendered Family
  • CKNW Radio: Aging Alone

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature – Small/Medium – Radio

  • CBC North: Thawing Permafrost: Jean Marie River
  • CBC Sudbury: Angels and Demons
  • C-Fax 1070: “My Journey to James”

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature – Large Market – TV

  • City: Vigilante
  • Global BC: Transforming Healthcare: St Paul’s Hospital
  • Global News Winnipeg: Focus Manitoba April 25, 2105, Women Redefined

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature – Small/Medium Market – TV

  • CTV Vancouver Island: Benches
  • CTV Barrie: Medical Marijuana
  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Jake’s Ears

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature – Large Market – Radio

  • CKNW Radio: Langley Book Award
  • 1310NEWS: 1310NEWS Parliament Hill Shooting Aftermath
  • 680 CJOB: Would You Give This Man Money?

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature – Small/Medium Market – Radio

  • CBC Prince George: Rehab at the River, Water Ceremony
  • CBC Sudbury: Helping a Marathon
  • News Talk 980 CJME: In Reserve-Saskatchewan’s Civilian Soldiers

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature – Large Market – TV

  • CTV Montreal: Crash of the Liberator
  • Global BC: Giddy Grandma
  • Global Calgary: Life and Death Decisions

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature – Small/Medium Market – TV

  • CBC North: A Shifting Balance
  • CTV Vancouver Island: Returning Home
  • CTV Windsor: The Minivan – Saviour of Windsor Assembly

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity – Radio

  • CBC Edmonton: Death by Patircide
  • CBC Toronto: Metro Morning, “Fathering Change”
  • CBC Vancouver: In Dignity: Disabilities, Freedom and the Fight for Security

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity – TV

  • CTV Vancouver: Dickson Chases His Dream
  • CTV Windsor: Living Blind
  • Global Calgary: Witness Blanket

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity – Digital

  • CBC Edmonton: Stopped for Being Aboriginal
  • CBC Hamilton: Police Carding in Hamilton
  • CBC Nova Scotia: Theo Colour of Justice
  • Global BC: Making History: Jody Wilson-Rayboud

Dan McArthur Award – Multiplatform

  • CBC Edmonton: Deadly Secrets: Canada’s EMS Crisis
  • CBC Montreal: Conservative Candidate Chris Lloyd runs in Trudeau’s Riding as an Art Project
  • CBC Vancouver: Dying in Care

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage – Radio

  • CBC Victoria: Tragedy off Tofino
  • News Talk 650 CKOM: Special Coverage of Saskatchewan Wildfires
  • Newstalk 1010: The Search for Elijah Marsh

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage – TV

  • CP24: The Uber Era
  • CTV Vancouver: Whale Watching Disaster
  • Global Calgary: Taxi Assault

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage – Digital

  • CBC British Columbia: Tofino’s Tragedy: The Sinking of the Leviathan II
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Snowmageddon 2015
  • CBC Saskatchewan: Domestic Homicides a wake up call
  • CBC Toronto: Social coverage of Jays’ playoff run

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News – Radio

  • NEWS1130: Port Fire
  • 680 NEWS: Missing Toddler
  • VOCM News: TCH Fatal Crash

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News – TV

  • City: Paris Terror
  • CTV Atlantic: Harding Landing
  • CTV Vancouver: Port Fire

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News – Digital

  • CBC Montreal: Cedrika Provencher’s remains are found
  • CBC Saskatchewan: Putting a name to the missing and murdered
  • Global BC: Tofino Tragedy

Dick Smyth Award – Creative Use of Sound

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Labrador West 911 Call
  • CBC Vancouver: In Search of Selkirk Sally
  • 680NEWS: Animal Sounds

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

  • CTV Edmonton: Art Battle
  • CTV News Toronto: Miniature Toronto
  • CTV Vancouver: Still Fighting

Sports Award – Small/Medium Market – Radio

  • CBC Kelowna: Hockey Enforcer’s Struggle with Concussions
  • CBC Sudbury: Skipping

Sports Award – Large Market – Radio

  • CBC Edmonton: Mad for Manny
  • CBC Vancouver: Seattle Seahawks: The Quest for Super Bowl XLIV
  • 680 NEWS: Sporting Election and Siri the Sportscaster

Sports Award – Small/Medium Market – TV

  • CTV London: Hockey Pad History
  • CTV News Regina: Gabby, Meeting A Hero
  • CTV Vancouver Island: Pitch of Dreams

Sports Award – Large Market – TV

  • CTV News Ottawa: Cold War Spy Story
  • CTV Vancouver: Hole in One – Times Two
  • Global Edmonton: Busy Sports Mom

Sports Award – Large Market – Digital

  • CBC Edmonton: Kanada Girl
  • Global BC: History of the Grizzlies

Sam Ross Award – Editorial/Commentary – Radio

  • CBC Montreal: The Oka standoff: Loreen Pindera looks back, 25 years after the Mohawk barricades went up
  • CKNW Radio: Sima Sara on Terrorism
  • TSN 1290: Violence Against Women

Sam Ross Award – Editorial/Commentary – TV

  • CTV Vancouver: The Last Word – Trudeau Dynasty
  • Global Edmonton: Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
  • Global Montreal: ‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

Sam Ross Award – Editorial/Commentary – Digital

  • CBC British Columbia: Analysis: Om on the Bridge
  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Witness Intimidation: When court doesn’t feel safe

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Developing Halifax: A Database
  • Global BC: 12 Deadliest Highways
  • Global Toronto: Across Ontario, desperate problems gamblers surround casinos

Digital Media Award – Large Market

  • CBC British Columbia: cbc.ca/bc
  • CBC Montreal: CBC Montreal Website
  • Global Calgary: Decision Alberta 2015

Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Coldest. July. Ever.
  • CBC North: CBC North digital
  • CTV Vancouver Island: Vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events – Radio

  • CBC Calgary: Alberta Votes 2015
  • Newstalk1010: Taxi Protest Paralyzes Toronto
  • NEWS 1130: Your Vote 2015, Federal Election Live Coverage

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events – TV

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: CBC NL Votes, 2015 NL General Election
  • CTV Vancouver: Remembrance Day
  • Global Calgary: Decision Alberta 2015

Peter Gzowski Award – News Information Program – Radio

  • CBC Edmonton: Muck or Marvel: The True Story of the North Saskatchewan River
  • CBC Kelowna: Daybreak South
  • CBC Quebec City: Jacques Parizeau (1930-2015)

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program – TV

  • CBC Toronto: Our Toronto – November 21 show
  • CTV Atlantic: Unforgettable, Remembrance Day 2015
  • CTV Regina: Indigenous Circle

Byron MacGregor Award – Best Newscast – Small Market – Radio

  • CBC Kamloops: Flood Impact
  • 560 CFOS Owen Sound: The Arson Fires in Owen Sound
  • 989XFM: 8 a.m. News- November 5th, 2015

Byron MacGregor Award – Best Newscast – Medium Market – Radio

  • AM800 CKLW: AM800 News 6:30 a.m.
  • NEWS957: The Morning News
  • News Talk 980 CJME: CJME Morning News

Byron MacGregor Award – Best Newscast – Large Market – Radio

  • CBC Calgary: Morning Newscast
  • CBC Toronto: CBC Toronto Radio Newscast, October 20
  • CBC Vancouver: CBC News @ 7:30 am, December 30

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast – Small Market – TV

  • CKPG TV: CKPG News
  • Global Lethbridge: Blairmore Amber Alert

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast – Medium Market – TV

  • CHEK: CHEK News at 5 – Tragedy in Tofino
  • CTV Kitchener: Election Night
  • Global Regina (CFRE): The Evening News – July 8, 2015

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast – Large Market – TV

  • City: Citynews At Six
  • CTV Vancouver: CTV News At 6
  • Global Calgary: Stadium Plaza Fire

The Network award winners will be announced at the Annual RTDNA National Conference, June 2- 4, 2016 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. Please visit the website http://www.rtdnacanada.com for further information and to register. Limited space is available. RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada ecognize 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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