RTDNA Canada Saddened by Virginia Shootings

RTDNA Canada is shocked and saddened in the senseless killing of a television reporter and photographer this morning in Virginia. WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were fatally shot while appearing on-air. Video from the broadcast shows the reporter interviewing a person about local tourism at a local shopping mall when several shots

RTDNA Canada is shocked and saddened in the senseless killing of a television reporter and photographer this morning in Virginia. WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward were fatally shot while appearing on-air. Video from the broadcast shows the reporter interviewing a person about local tourism at a local shopping mall when several shots were fired, killing the two.  Our condolences are extended to the family, friends and colleagues of this reporting team.

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.

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For more information, contact Ian Koenigsfest, President, RTDNA Canada at (437) 836.3088 or via email at president@rtdnacanada.com. Alternatively, you may contact Yuliana Paspalovski at (437) 836.3088 or via email at admin@rtdnacanada.com.

 

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