TORONTO, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - RTDNA Canada - The Association of
Electronic Journalists - will recognize a long-standing member of the
association with the Distinguished Service Award. This award honours a
member who has played a major role in the continuing success of RTDNA
Canada. It is presented in recognition and appreciation of outstanding
contribution and exemplary distinguished service rendered for the
benefit and advancement of electronic journalism and RTDNA Canada.
Andy LeBlanc is an active and dedicated member of RTDNA and has served
as President, Treasurer and regional director. "During a time when our
association was facing severe economic challenges, Andy's leadership
not only helped RTDNA Canada stay afloat, but he provided an
opportunity for growth and renewal," said RTDNA Canada President Ian
Koenigsfest. "Any association would be extremely lucky having someone
of the caliber of Andy either at the helm or on the board. In his quiet
but steady demeanor, Andy has and continues to make an extremely
valuable contribution to RTDNA."
Andy's television industry experience spans more than thirty years, with
ten of those years working on-air as a news reporter and the rest in a
variety of management roles. Andy is currently the News Director with
CTV Atlantic. He took a brief hiatus from the industry and worked as a
television journalism instructor at New Brunswick Community College.
Andy's entrepreneurial experience includes creating and running
successful small businesses including an online community news network
which offers hosting to communities and journalism schools in Canada.
Andy will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award during the
RTDNA President's Award Gala in Toronto, June 14th, 2013.
RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in
Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of
electronic 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 the profession.
SOURCE: RTDNA Canada
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