TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists - will recognize a long-standing member of the association,
Michael Fulmes, with the Distinguished Service Award. This award
honours a member who has played a major role in the continuing success
of RTNDA Canada. It is presented in recognition and appreciation of
outstanding contribution and exemplary distinguished service rendered
for the benefit and advancement of broadcast journalism and RTNDA
Michael Fulmes has been an active member of RTNDA Canada since 1988. He
has served on various committees with the association during this time,
including as Prairie Regional Director TV, and Atlantic Regional
Director TV. For the past few years he has been a driving force in the
success of our awards program, serving as Awards Chair.
It has been said that if you want something done, give it a busy person.
Fulmes has clearly been that busy person for RTNDA Canada, and many
other associations. In addition to his exemplary service with RTNDA, he
has served in advisory roles for NAIT, King's College, Atlantic Media
Institute, Crime Stoppers, and Saskatchewan Economic Development BOSS
Fulmes career in television started in hometown Regina, with CKCK
Television, shortly after graduating from Mount Royal College in 1978.
He worked as Executive Producer and News Director with CTV Saskatchewan
before joining Global in 1998. He left Regina in 1999 to head up Global
News Maritimes for a few years before returning West as Managing
Editor, then News Director at Global Edmonton.
"I first met Michael several years ago when we both worked in Halifax."
Said RTNDA Canada president Andy LeBlanc. "We worked for different
newsrooms, and we were sitting at the same table at a community media
awareness event. That's where I first witnessed the energy and
enthusiasm that he incessantly brings to RTNDA. As Awards chairperson,
Michael Fulmes has tirelessly contributed hours, days and weeks to
organizing and adjudicating our coveted awards. The Distinguished
Service Award is one he had no part in deciding. The board of directors
was unanimous in offering him this well-deserved recognition."
RTNDA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in
Canada. The members of RTNDA 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 RTNDA Canada Code of
Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to
measure fairness and accuracy in the profession.
SOURCE RTNDA Canada
For further information:
contact RTNDA Canada:
Sherry Denesha Andy LeBlanc
Operations Manager President
(416) 756-2213 (506) 325-4705
or visit www.rtndacanada.com