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

Toronto, ON, March 26, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, 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 news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.“At a time of unprecedented challenges

Toronto, ON, March 26, 2016 – RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, 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 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.

CENTRAL Region Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Peter Mansbridge – CBC TV
Tom Clark – Global TV

Here are Nominees for the 2015 RTDNA Awards:

Digital

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Hamilton, Police Carding in Hamilton
  • CBC Montreal, Tanya Tagaq Calls Out the Documentary, “of the North”

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • CBC Montreal – Cédrika Provencher’s remains are found

Data Storytelling Award

  • NEWSTALK 1010 – PETITION: Ask Amazon to stop selling Bernardo eBook
  • Global Toronto – Across Ontario, desperate problem gamblers surround casinos

Digital Media Award – Large Market

  • CBC Toronto – Metro Morning – Interview with Prime Minister
  • CBC Hamilton – CBC Hamilton Online News Coverage
  • CBC Montreal – CBC Montreal Website

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Montreal – Flushgate: Montreal Dumps Raw Sewage into the St Lawrence River
  • CBC Montreal – The MUHC: Montreal’s new English superhospital opens at last
  • CBC Toronto – CBC Toronto – Social coverage of Jays’ playoff run

Multiplatform

Dan McArthur Award – In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Montreal, Conservative Candidate Chris Lloyd run in Trudeau’s Riding as an Art Project
  • CBC Montreal, Quebec Judge won’t hear case of Woman Wearing Hijab
  • CBC Ottawa, Under the Gun

Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Quebec, Tshiuetin train: a vital link to Quebec’s north
  • CBC Thunder Bay, Transgender Teen: You are not alone
  • CBC Toronto, Metro Morning: Fathering Change

Byron MacGregor Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

  • 560 CFOS Owen Sound, The Arson Fires in Owen Sound

Byron MacGregor Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • M800 CKLW, AM800 News 6:30 a.m.
  • CBC Windsor, Windsor Morning News
  • 570News Kitchener, 570News 7 am Broadcast – Bill Cosby Comes to Town

Byron MacGregor Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

  • 1310News Ottawa, 1310News: The Morning News
  • 680 NEWS, Transit Chaos
  • CBC Toronto, CBC Toronto Radio Newscast Oct. 20

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • 680 NEWS, Missing Toddler
  • 680 NEWS, Transit Breakdown
  • NEWS Talk Radio, CJAD 800, Paris Attacked

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

  • CBC Quebec City, It’s OK: Creating art to booster self-esteem
  • CBC Quebec City, Late start to the Lobster season
  • CBC Sudbury, Helping a Marathon
  • CBC Thunder Bay, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School Basketball Team

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Short Feature

  • 680 News, Duck Tape
  • 1310 News, Parliament Hill Shootings Aftermath
  • Newstalk 1010, The New Messiah

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

  • CBC Quebec City, The NAHL “Goon” League cleans up its act
  • CBC Quebec City, The Reverend Katherine Burgess
  • CBC Sudbury, Angels and Demons
  • CBC Sudbury, The Pressures of PTSD
  • CBC Thunder Bay, Goat versus Lynx

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

  • CBC Montreal, Daybreak’s Exclusive with Officer 728
  • CBC Montreal, Homerun: Kidney Friends
  • CBC Ottawa, Transgendered Family

Dick Smyth Award – Creative Use of Sound

  • CBC Ottawa, Porchview Dances
  • News Talk Radio, CJAD 800, Ottawa Shooting -1 Year Later
  • 680 NEWS, Animal Sounds

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • CBC Toronto, CBC Toronto Townhall – “Just In Time Jobs”
  • News Talk Radio, CJAD 800, Election Night 2015
  • Newstalk 1010, Taxi Protest Paralyzes Toronto

Peter Gzowski Award – Radio News Information Program

  • CBC Quebec City, Jacques Parizeau (1930-2015)
  • CBC Montreal, Radio Noon Discusses Black Face at Théâtre du Rideau Vert
  • CBC Sudbury, Morning North – Gas Leak Thursday
  • CBC Windsor, Windsor Morning – Feb 2, 2015

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Quebec City, Fallout from accusations in Val d’Or
  • CBC Montreal, Bill 20 Forces Quebec Families to Pay for IVF
  • Newstalk 1010, The Search for Elijah Marsh

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • CBC Quebec City, Ross Murray: Hot Button Election Issues
  • CBC Quebec City, Ross Murray: Preaching Green
  • CBC Montreal, The Oka standoff: Loreen Pindera looks back, 25 years after the Mohawk barricades went up

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CBC Sudbury, Skipping
  • CBC Sudbury, Spaniels

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Montreal, Andie’s All-Stars: Kwawenná:wi Diabo-Alfred
  • 680 Radio, Sporting Election and Siri the Sportscaster

Television

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

  • CBC Toronto, CBC Toronto – Made it in Canada series
  • CTV Barrie, Young Umpire
  • CTV Montreal, Faceoff
  • CTV Windsor, Living Blind

Bert Cannings Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

  • CBC Windsor, CBC News Windsor at 6
  • CTV Barrie, “Paris Attacks”
  • CTV Kitchener, Election Night

Bert Cannings Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

  • CBC Toronto, CBC Toronto – News at Six – Oct. 6
  • CTV News Ottawa, CTV News Ottawa at 6PM
  • City, Citynews At Six

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

  • City, Paris Terror
  • CTV Kitchener, CTV News Ottawa at 6PM
  • CTV News Ottawa, Guelph Hospital Shooting

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

  • CTV London, VE Reflections
  • CTV Windsor, The Minivan – Saviour of Windsor Assembly
  • MAtv, Citylife

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) Short Feature

  • CBC Montreal, Quebec Voters Defy Traditional Political Spectrum
  • CTV Montreal, Crash of the Liberator
  • CTV News Ottawa, From the Dump to the Stage: The Rebirth of a Famous Canadian’s Guitar

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

  • CTV Barrie, Medical Marijuana
  • CTV London, Mental Health 911
  • CTV Windsor, 85 Years Strong – The Windsor-Detroit Tunnel

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

  • City, Vigilante

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

  • CBC Montreal, Live from the New McGill University Health Centre
  • City, CityVote 2015
  • CP24, CP24: Your Vote 2015

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

  • CBC Montreal, Love Locks
  • CP24, CP24: Rappelling City Hall
  • CTV News Ottawa, Remembrance Day Soundscape
  • CTV News Toronto, Miniature Toronto

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Toronto, Border Insecurity
  • CP24, CP24: The Uber Era
  • CTV Kitchener, Arrow Shooting

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

  • Global Montreal, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CTV London, Hockey Pad History

Sports Award (Large Market)

  • CTV News Ottawa, Cold War Spy Story
  • Global Montreal, Football Weigh In
  • Rogers Sportsnet, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Trina McQueen Award – Television News Information Program

  • CBC Toronto, Our Toronto – Nov. 21 show
  • Global Montreal, Focus Montreal: Montrealers Making a Difference
  • Global News Toronto, Focus Ontario: Beer sales in Ontario grocery stores
  • MAtv, Citylife

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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