SASKATOON, SK April 23, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Prairie Region.

SASKATOON, SK April 23, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Prairie Region. RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “Congratulations to the winners for the exceptionally high quality of work across all

SASKATOON, SK April 23, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Prairie Region.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and news gathering 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.”

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.

Prairie Region Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Murray Wood – Rawlco Radio
Gord Steinke – Global News Edmonton

Here are the Winners for the 2015 RTDNA Awards:

Digital

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Edmonton, Stopped For Being Aboriginal

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CBC Saskatchewan, Putting a Name to the Murdered and Missing

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC News Manitoba, Manitoba Jails Bursting at the Seams

Digital Media Award – Large Market

  • CTV Calgary, Decision Alberta 2015

Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market

  • CBC North, CBC North Digital

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Saskatchewan, Domestic Homicides, a wake up call

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Edmonton, Kanada Girl

Multiplatform

Dan McArthur Award – In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Edmonton, Deadly Secrets: Canada’s EMS Crisis

Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Edmonton, Death by Patricide

Byron MacGregor Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

  • Newcap Radio, Big Dog 103.5 9 AM News

Byron MacGregor Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • News Talk 980 CJME, CJME Morning News

Byron MacGregor Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

  • CBC Calgary, CBC Calgary Morning Newscast

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • 680 CJOB, Gunned Down on Kanaston

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

  • News Talk 980 CJME, In Reserve – Saskatchewan’s Civilian Soldiers

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Short Feature

  • 680 CJOB, Would You Give This Man Money?

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

  • CBC North, Thawing Permafrost: Jean Marie River

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

  • CBC Edmonton, Tricks Trump Danger on Edmonton Streets

Dick Smyth Award – Creative Use of Sound

  • CBC Calgary, The Mighty Mobile

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • CBC Calgary, Alberta Votes 2015

Peter Gzowski Award – Radio News Information Program

  • CBC Edmonton, Muck or Marvel: The True Story of the North Saskatchewan River

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • News Talk 650 CKOM, Special Coverage of Saskatchewan Wildfires

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • TSN 1290, Violence Against Women

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Edmonton, Made for Manny

Television

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • Global Calgary, Witness Blanket

Bert Cannings Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

  • Global Lethbridge, Blairmore Amber Alert

Bert Cannings Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • Global Regina CFRE, The Evening News

Bert Cannings Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

  • Global Calgary, Stadium Plaza Fire

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • Global Edmonton, Macs Murders

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

  • CBC North, A Shifting Balance

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Short Feature

  • Global Calgary, Life and Death Decisions

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

  • CHAT TV, Prepared to Protect

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

  • Global News Winnipeg, Focus Manitoba: Women Redefined

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • Global Calgary, Decision Alberta 2015

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

  • CTV Edmonton, Art Battle

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • Global Calgary, Taxi Assault

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • Global Edmonton, Mirror, Mirror in the Wall

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CTV News Regina, Gabby – Meeting a Hero

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • Global Edmonton, Busy Sports Mom

Trina McQueen Award – Television News Information Program

  • CTV Regina, Indigenous Circle

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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