2006 CENTRAL REGIONAL AWARDS INCLUDE 'BEST SPOT NEWS' AND 'BEST
TORONTO, April 28 /CNW/ - Global News Ontario and Global News Quebec were
both winners at the 2006 Central Regional Radio-Television News Directors
Association of Canada Awards (RTNDA), with a total of five awards and
honourable mentions combined. The awards were handed out earlier tonight at a
gala presentation in Toronto.
Below is a listing of the Central Regional RTNDA honours received by
Global News Ontario and Global News Quebec:
Global News Ontario:
- Sam Ross Award for Best Editorial/Commentary for "Bill Carroll - A
Reasonable Response," Bill Carroll's commentary in response to the
arrests of 17 members of an alleged home-grown Islamic terror cell
for plotting a series of major attacks on targets in Southern
- Best Videography Award for "Silver Elvis Busker," a unique story
about the life of a Toronto street performer known as Silver Elvis.
- Dave Rogers Award (honourable mention - large market) for Long
Feature for "Women's Week," a five-part news series on women's
issues, health and lifestyle.
These awards are in addition to the RTNDA (U.S.) Edward R. Murrow Award
Global News Ontario received earlier this year for Best Continuing Coverage
for "Terror Threat," a series of stories highlighting the fact that the threat
of terrorism is real in Canada.
Global News Quebec:
- Charlie Edwards Award for Best Spot News for "Dawson Shooting," in-
depth coverage of Montreal's Dawson College shooting, its impact on
the city, victims' friends and family.
- Bert Cannings Award for Best Newscast (honourable mention) for its
August 2, 2006 news broadcast with last summer's major electrical
thunder storm as the leading story.
All of the regional winners will now go on to compete at the Canadian
national RTNDA awards, which will be held in Vancouver on June 23, 2007.
About Global Television
Global Television is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp, (CanWest) (NYSE: CWG; TSX:
CGS and CGS.A, www.canwestglobal.com). CanWest, an international media
company, is Canada's largest media company. In addition to owning the Global
Television network, CanWest is Canada's largest publisher of daily newspapers,
and also owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional
television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels, Web sites and
radio networks in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.
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