CNA and CMA Media Awards for Excellence in Health Reporting - Record number of entries



    OTTAWA, Dec. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and
the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) announced today they had received a
record number of submissions for the 2008 CNA and CMA Media Awards for
Excellence in Health Reporting.
    One hundred and forty-five entries were submitted this year - a
30 per cent increase from 2006. Significant interest was noted in the Print in
Depth, TV News and Radio in Depth categories. As well, the Local Print
category, that was introduced last year, continued to receive a high degree of
interest.
    The judging process will now begin with 20 volunteer judges at the task,
comprised of journalists, health care executives, nurses and physicians. They
will be split into selection panels that will evaluate the entries on fairness
and balance, timeliness, insight, impact and quality of the
writing/production.
    The winners will be announced at a Gala Evening on March 4, 2008, at the
Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. (Tickets are available online at
www.mediaawards.ca)
    Past recipients of the CNA and CMA Media Awards include Stephanie Nolen
(Globe and Mail); Joseph Hall, Rick Westhead and Tanya Talaga (Toronto Star);
Avis Favaro and Elizabeth St. Philip (CTV News); Josée Guérin (Radio-Canada);
Stephanie Douglas (The Mountaineer); and the CBC Investigative Unit. (For a
complete list, please consult http://www.mediaawards.ca/EN/2008/past.htm).




For further information:

For further information: Ms. Tina Grznar, Canadian Nurses Association,
(613) 237-2159, ext. 283, tgrznar@cna-aiic.ca; Mr. Lesly Bauer, Canadian
Medical Association, (613) 731-8610, ext. 2288, lesly.bauer@cma.ca


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