The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the BC Region with the finalists for the regional awards.

Vancouver, BC, March 25, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the BC Region with the finalists for the regional awards. RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.“At a time of unprecedented challenges

Vancouver, BC, March 25, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the BC Region with the finalists for the regional awards.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.“At a time of unprecedented challenges to our industry, it is now more important than ever to recognize the very best in Canadian electronic and digital journalism,” says RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. “These prestigious awards allow us to put aside our competitive energies for an evening and celebrate the very best in Canadian journalism.”

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.

BC Region Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Clive Jackson – Global BC – Retired
Frank Stanford – C-FAX 1070 (Bell Media)

Here are the Nominees for the 2015 RTDNA Awards:

Digital

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC BC, Finding Refuge: Syrian Refugees in BC
  • Global BC, Making History

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CTV Vancouver, Port Fire
  • CTV Vancouver Island, James Bay Cougar
  • Global BC, Tofino Tragedy

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC British Columbia, Immunization in Schools
  • CBC British Columbia, Schools at Seismic Risk
  • Global BC, 12 Deadliest Highways

Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market

  • C-FAX 1070, C-FAX Candidate Guide – Federal Election 2015
  • CTV Vancouver Island, VancouverIsland.ctvnews.ca

Digital Media Award – Large Market

  • CBC British Columbia, cbc.ca/bc
  • CTV Vancouver, Vancouver.CTVNews.ca
  • Global BC, Kate Climbs Kilimanjaro

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC British Columbia, Tofino’s Tragedy: The Sinking of the Leviathan II
  • Global BC, MCFD: Demanding Answers
  • Global BC, Tofino Tragedy

Sam Ross Award – Commentary

  • CBC British Columbia, Analysis: Om the Bridge
  • CBC British Columbia, Analysis: Transit Referendum

Sports Award – Large Market

  • Global BC, History of the Grizzlies

Multiplatform

Dan McArthur Award – In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Vancouver, Dying in Care
  • CBC Vancouver, Reckless Disregard
  • Global Okanagan, Food Label Tampering

Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Vancouver, Bharat in B.C.
  • CBC Vancouver, In Dignity: Disabilities, Freedom and the Fight for Security
  • CKNW Radio, Coming Out

Byron MacGregor Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

  • CBC Kamloops, Flood Impact
  • CKBZ Kamloops, B-100 Noon News

Byron MacGregor Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • C-FAX 1070, Victoria @ NOON

Byron MacGregor Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

  • CBC Vancouver, CBC News at 7.30 am
  • CKNW Radio, 2015 Metro Vancouver Transit & Transportation Plebiscite
  • NEWS 1130, English Bay Fuel Spill

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CBC Nelson, Season of Fire
  • NEWS 1130, English Bay Fuel Spill
  • NEWS 1130, Port Fire

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

  • CBC Kamloops Spences Bridge loses its Bridge
  • CBC Prince George, Rehab at the River: Water Ceremony
  • C-FAX 1070, Canada’s Submarine Fleet Finally Operational

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Short Feature

  • CKNW Radio, Langley Book Award
  • NEWS 1130, Cuba’s Future
  • NEWS 1130, The Winter that Wasn’t

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

  • C-FAX 1070, “My Journey to James”

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

  • CBC Vancouver, Overexposed and Undereducated: Sex Education in BC Schools
  • CBC Vancouver: The Early Edition, Giving Care: Yin Lee’s Story
  • CKNW Radio, Aging Alone

Dick Smyth Award – Creative Use of Sound

  • CBC Prince George, #ISupportBarry
  • CBC Vancouver, In Search of Selkirk Sally

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • CKNW Radio, Election Night: Decision 2015
  • CKRW The RUSH, The Yukon Quest on CKRW The RUSH
  • NEWS 1130, Your Vote 2015- Federal Election Live Coverage

Peter Gzowski Award – Radio News Information Program

  • CBC Kelowna, Daybreak South
  • CBC Vancouver, The Early Edition

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Vancouver, Referendum Ride Along
  • CBC Victoria, Tragedy off Tofino
  • NEWS 1130, Transit Tax Plebiscite

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • CBC Vancouver, Is Dad Bod Sexist?
  • C-FAX 1070, Frank Stanford’s Commentary
  • CKNW Radio, Simi Sara on Terrorism

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CBC Kelowna, Hockey Enforcer’s Struggle with Concussions

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Vancouver, Seattle Seahawks: The Quest for Super Bowl XLIX

Television

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Vancouver, Finding Refuge
  • CTV Vancouver, Dickson Chases His Dream
  • CTV Vancouver Island, Transgender Discrimination

Bert Cannings Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

  • CFJC TV, CFJC Evening News
  • CKPG TV, CKPG News

Bert Cannings Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • CHEK, CHEK News at 5 – Tragedy in Tofino
  • CTV Vancouver Island, CTV News at 6
  • Global Okanagan, Global Okanagan News @ 5 – Wildfires

Bert Cannings Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

  • CBC Vancouver, CBC Vancouver News @6
  • CTV Vancouver, CTV News at 6
  • Global BC, News Hour

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CTV Vancouver, Port Fire
  • CTV Vancouver Island, James Bay Cougar
  • Global BC, Vancouver Port Fire

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

  • CKPG TV, The impact of David Douglas
  • CTV Vancouver Island, Returning Home
  • Global Okanagan, Dreamlift 2015

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) Short Feature

  • CBC Vancouver, Smoking Mad
  • CBC Vancouver, Syrian refugees finding support in Kelowna
  • Global BC, Giddy Grandma

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

  • CTV Vancouver Island, Benches
  • CTV Vancouver Island, Changing Tides
  • CKPG TV, Canada Winter Games – A Celebration

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

  • CTV Vancouver, A Mother’s Dying Wish
  • Global BC, Transforming Healthcare: St. Paul’s Hospital

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • CBC BC & CBC News Network, BC Earthquake 2015
  • CTV Vancouver, Remembrance Day
  • Global BC, Miracle Weekend

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

  • CTV Vancouver, Still Fighting
  • Global BC, Nasty Work Fridges

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CTV Vancouver, Whale Watching Disaster
  • CTV Vancouver Island, Tofino Tragedy
  • Global BC, Tofino Tragedy

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • CTV Vancouver, Last Word – Trudeau Dynasty

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CKPG News, The Goalie with One Leg
  • CTV Vancouver Island, Pitch of Dreams

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • CTV Vancouver, Hole in One – Times Two
  • Global BC, Boxer Rhett Gibbons

Trina McQueen Award – Television News Information Program

  • CBC Vancouver, First Nations Father’s Day
  • CFJC TV, We Stand on Guard
  • Shaw TV, Voice of BC

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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