RTDNA Canada Announces Central Region Award Finalists

Toronto, ONTARIO – (March 9, 2018) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Central Region with the finalists for the regional awards. RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “It has been another tumultuous year for journalism in this

Toronto, ONTARIO – (March 9, 2018) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Central Region with the finalists for the regional awards.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “It has been another tumultuous year for journalism in this country but Canadian journalists have stood up to every challenge with passion, integrity and fortitude,” says RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. “These prestigious RTDNA awards not only recognize excellence in journalism, they also reflect a healthy, vibrant and increasingly curious profession determined to remain committed to seeking out facts, balance and objectivity.”

Central Region winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on April 14 in Toronto, ON. To read more about the meeting, or to register, visit http://www.rtdnacanada.com/2018-central-regional-meeting/.

Congratulations to the finalists for their exceptional work!

 

2018 RTDNA Awards – CENTRAL Region Finalists:

 

Digital

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CBC Montreal, Evacuations Begin as Floods Strikes Montreal Area
  • CBC Montreal, Powerful Summer Storm Strikes Montreal
  • CBC Ottawa, Air Transat 911

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CBC Hamilton, Woman Dies During Ambulance Shortage
  • CBC Montreal, Inside Quebec’s Far Right
  • CBC Quebec, Quebec City Mosque Shooting

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC Montreal, Here’s How Bad Montreal’s Asphalt Gets in Just 5 Years
  • CBC Montreal, What 10,000 Kickstarter Projects Reveal About Canada’s Entrepreneurs
  • Global Toronto, Toronto Police Issue Fewer DUI Tickets

Digital Media Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CBC Hamilton, Hamilton’s Identity Crisis
  • CBC Thunder Bay, Children of the Poisoned River
  • CBC Windsor, CBC Digital, I Am A Refugee

Digital Media Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Montreal Website, CBC Montreal Website, Roots Of Montreal, Leonard Cohen, Mapping History, Bad Roads, Election Results
  • CTV Montreal, Healing Wounds: Meet The Soliders Who Suffered Under The “Gay Purge”
  • CTV News Ottawa, Drugs in Ottawa, Experts take to CTV Ottawa’s Facebook Live to Answer Questions

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Montreal, The Rise of Mado Lamotte, Queen of Montreal’s Gay Village
  • HuffPost Quebec, Trans.com – La transidentité à l’ère d’internet
  • Toronto.CTVNews.ca, Getting to know Daniel Caesar

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CBC Montreal, Montreal Marks 375 Years
  • CBC Montreal, Quebec Votes: Municipal Election Night
  • Global Montreal, Municipal Election Night

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • CBC Montreal, Analysis of Quebec Politics, Fake News And The Far Right
  • CBC Ottawa, City Affairs Analysis, Joanne Chianello
  • TVO, TVO.org: John Michael Mcgrath on Urban Planning, Islamophobia And Affordable Housing

Podcast Award

  • CBC Montreal, Montreapolis
  • CBC Ottawa, One Question

Social Media Award

  • CBC Montreal, Montreal Votes 2017
  • CBC Toronto, No Fixed Address
  • TVO, TVO: The Agenda

 

Multiplatform

In–depth or Investigative – Dan McArthur Award

  • CBC London, Tracking London
  • CBC Thunder Bay, Children of the Poisoned River
  • CBC Toronto, No Fixed Address

Innovation Award

  • CBC Montreal, Quebec Votes: Municipal Elections 2017
  • CBC Ottawa, A Heartbeat Away
  • CBC Toronto, HERstory in Black

 

Radio

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CBC Montreal, Montreal Declares State Of Emergency, May 7, 2017
  • NEWSTALK1010, Yonge/St.Clair Fire, Justine Lewkowicz, Hayley Cooper, James Moore
  • NEWSTALK 580 CFRA, Breaking News: Death of Gord Downie, The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll
  • NEWSTALK 580 CFRA, Downtown Gas Leak, News & Views with Rob Snow

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CBC Sudbury, Elliot Lake Mall Collapse Trial, Olivia Stefanovich
  • CBC Toronto, Finding Shannon
  • NEWSTALK1010, Stepping Up to City Hall

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Montreal, Emotional Convocation for McGill Law Grad Who Escaped Rwandan Genocide
  • CBC Ottawa, Aziz & Company Adieu, All in a Day
  • CBC Quebec City, Reclaiming Traditions of Inuit Midwifery: Salluit’s Maternity Program
  • CBC Sudbury, Hunters and Gatherers, Erik White

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

  • CBC London, ‘I am found’, Hear an Indigenous Man Explain His Return Home After a Year of Absence
  • CBC Sudbury, 18 Degrees, Markus Schwabe
  • CBC Thunder Bay, Children of the Poisoned River

Long Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Montreal, How Men Experience Intimate Partner Abuse
  • NEWSTALK1010, Gord Downie Passes, John Moore
  • News Talk Radio, CJAD 800, Montreal Explored, Bikers Against Child Abuse

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • 1310NEWS, Ottawa River Flood Watch, Neighbourhoods Evacuated
  • 1310NEWS, The Great Flood of 2017
  • NEWSTALK 580 CFRA, Live Coverage from the Flood Zone, Ottawa Now with Evan Solomon

Radio News Information Program – Peter Gzowski Award

  • CBC Montreal, Stranded on Highway 13, Daybreak Montreal
  • CBC Quebec City, Shock and Fear: The Day After the Quebec Mosque Shooting
  • CBC Sudbury, National Aboriginal Day – Up North, Jason Turnbull

Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market) – Byron MacGregor Award

  • AM800 CKLW, August 30, 2017 – 8:30am News, Major Flooding
  • CBC Quebec City, The Day After the Mosque Shooting, 8:30 Newscast
  • CBC Windsor, CBC Windsor News – Aug. 30/2017, Water Becomes the Enemy

Radio Newscast (Large Market) – Byron MacGregor Award

  • 1310NEWS, The 1310 Afternoon News, Ottawa River Flood Watch
  • 680 NEWS, 680 NEWS
  • CBC Ottawa, Ottawa Radio News

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • CBC Montreal, Bernard St-Laurent Talks Quebec Politics: 2017 in Review
  • NEWSTALK 580 CFRA, Bill’s Neice Lost to Fentanyl, The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll
  • News Talk Radio, CJAD 800, Andrew’s Let’s Talk Story

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

  • CBC London, Unity After Homophobic Slur, Torn By Cultural Differences, 2 Men Exchange Hugs And Roses After Homophobic Slur
  • CBC Sudbury, A Trim at the Mission, Markus Schwabe
  • CBC Windsor, CBC News Windsor – August 29, 2017, Detroit Riots 50th Anniversary

Short Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Montreal, How Montrealers Want to Make Roads Safer
  • NEWSTALK1010, Debating Armed Cops in Schools, James Moore
  • NEWSTALK1010, Invictus Games-Closing Ceremonies NETWORK, Justine Lewkowicz

Sound – Dick Smyth Award

  • CBC Quebec City, A Week in the Life of Quebec City: The Aftermath of the Mosque Shooting
  • CBC Sudbury, Soiled Undies, Markus Schwabe
  • CJAD 800/CHOM 97 7, Goodbye to Gord Downie

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CBC Montreal, Take a Knee With Dawson Basketball Players
  • CBC Sudbury, The 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs, Erik White
  • CBC Thunder Bay, A Fighting Chance

 

Television

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CP24, BNR Fire
  • CTV Morning Live Ottawa, Live From the Flood Zone, CTV Morning Live Ottawa
  • CTV News Toronto, Hydro Vault Fire

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • City TV, Bad Landlord: Catching a Conman
  • CTV Montreal, Over the Line: Life Through the Eyes Of Asylum Seekers
  • CTV News Toronto, Algonquin School Trip Drowning

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Montreal, His Name was Anthony, The Life and Death of Anthony Griffin And How he Changed a City
  • CTV News Ottawa, Building a New Life in Ottawa, Former Syrian Wrestling Champion Mohamed Alkrad’s Journey
  • CTV Windsor, Women Working in Male Dominated Jobs

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

  • CTV Northern Ontario, Life After The Military

Long Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • City TV, My Penpal: The Warlord’s Wife
  • City TV, Two Kilometres to Terror:Life and Death Under Isis
  • Radio-Canada Toronto, Toronto, La Nuit

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CBC Ottawa, CBC Ottawa News at 6, Canada Day 2017
  • City TV, Forever Hip: Remembering Gord Downie
  • CTV News Ottawa, Canada Day in the Capital, A CTV News Special Broadcast

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • Global Toronto, 93 Killed a Day at the Barrel of a Gun

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

  • CTV Kitchener, NHL Crossing Guard
  • CTV London, Afghanistan Veteran, To Hell and Back
  • CTV Windsor, Taking No Steps For Granted, Hunter’s Story

Short Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Montreal, Out of the Shadows: Inside La Meute
  • CTV News Toronto, Music Memory
  • Global News, Breaking the Glass Cockpit

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CTV Kitchener, On the Roster, Field of Dreams
  • CTV London, Music Man
  • Global Montreal, 91-year-old Habs Superfan Ready for Playoffs

TV News Information Program – Trina McQueen Award

  • CBC Toronto, Our Toronto
  • Global Montreal, Decision 2017
  • Global Toronto, Focus Ontario: Confronting the Critics

TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market) – Bert Cannings Award

  • CTV Barrie, Highway 400 Crash
  • CTV Kitchener, CTV Kitchener, London Attack
  • CTV London, Serial Killer Nurse

TV Newscast (Large Market) – Bert Cannings Award

  • CBC Ottawa, Rising Waters, CBC Ottawa News at 6
  • CTV News Ottawa, Live in the Flood Zone: CTV Ottawa Special
  • CTV News Toronto, CTV News at Six

Video – Hugh Haugland Award

  • CBC Ottawa, Flood Damage Tour, Rising Waters
  • CTV Montreal, Tranquility and Acceptance: ‘Chez Doris’ Retreat for Women
  • CTV News Ottawa, Sweet Canadiana, The Untold Story of Oscar Peterson’s World Famous “Canadiana Suite”

 

About RTDNA

RTDNA Canada is the voice of broadcast and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. We believe an informed public is vital to a democratic society. Canadian Journalisms purpose is to serve the public interest. It is our responsibility to act independently, to be fair and respectful, and to report the facts. The RTDNA Canada Code of Journalistic Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession. We welcome its adoption by all practicing journalists.

Become a Member: https://rtdna.wildapricot.org/join-us

 

Contact Information

Ian Koenigsfest
President, RTNDA Canada
president@rtdnacanada.com

Manny Paiva
Co-chair, Central Region, RTDNA Canada
Manny.Paiva@bellmedia.ca

Diana Pereira
Co-chair, Central Region, RTDNA Canada
Diana.Pereira@rci.rogers.com

Jennifer Nguyen
RTDNA Canada Awards
info@rtdnacanada.com
http://www.rtdnacanada.com

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