RTNDA announces 2008 National & Network Award Recipients



    TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - Some of the best news stories and programs in
the country were honoured tonight by RTNDA Canada, The Association of
Electronic Journalists. RTNDA Canada presented its coveted Network RTNDA
Awards at an event in Toronto.
    National awards were also presented to winning stations in Central
Canada. Similar awards dinners have been held in Moncton, Edmonton and
Vancouver over the past several weeks to honour winners from other regions of
the country.
    The awards program was the culmination of a conference focusing on the
future of local news. "Congratulations to all the winners" said RTNDA
President Cal Johnstone. "These awards underline the value of local news
coverage to Canadian communities."

    
    The 2008 NATIONAL RADIO winners are:
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    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

    -  Mix 106 - Bayshore Broadcasting for The 12 o'clock News - (Small
       Market)
    -  AM800 CKLW for The 7am News on AM800 - (Medium Market)
    -  CBC Radio News for B.C. Today - (Large Market)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

    -  CJAD 800 for Montreal North Riots

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

    -  CBC RADIO NEWS for Dirty Dollars

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

    -  AM 920 CKNX for Grey-Bruce Obese Children Problem - (Small Market)
    -  CBC RADIO ONE, Thunder Bay for Hair and the Economy - (Medium Market)
    -  CKNW News-Talk 980 for No Scalpel, No Needle, No Children - (Large
       Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

    -  CJLS Radio for Remembering the Forgotten War - (Small Market)
    -  Radio-Canada Acadie for Swissair 111, 10 ans apres - (Medium Market)
    -  CBC Radio in Saskatchewan for Over Coffee - (Honourable Mention -
       Medium Market)
    -  CBC Radio 99.1 FM Metro Morning for Stolen Children - (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

    -  CBC Radio Moncton for Bathurst Funeral
    -  Newstalk 1010 CFRB for Repatriation - (Honourable Mention)

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

    -  Newstalk 1010 CFRB for TTC Contract Collapse

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

    -  Newstalk 1010 CFRB for The Bill Carroll Wall of Shame

    Best Use of Sound Award

    -  680News - CFTR AM for Rudy Blair, Media Idol

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

    -  CBC Radio Sudbury for Morning North

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

    -  CBC Radio Edmonton for East Meets West

    The 2008 NATIONAL TELEVISION winners are:
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    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

    -  CFJC Evening News for CFJC Kamloops - (Small Market)
    -  CHAT News for CHAT TV - (Honourable Mention - Small Market)
    -  CBC Newfoundland and Labrador for CBC News: Here & Now - (Medium
       Market)
    -  'A' London for Alma College Fire - (Honourable Mention - Medium
       Market)
    -  CTV British Columbia for CTV News at Six - (Large Market)
    -  Global News Calgary for Air Scare - (Honourable Mention - Large
       Market)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

    -  'A' News Barrie for Roadside Rescue

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

    -  CBC News Vancouver at Six for Prescriptions for Profit

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

    -  CFJC Kamloops for A.L.S. Walk Clayton Smailes - (Small Market)
    -  'A' Windsor for Text Message - (Medium Market)
    -  CTV British Columbia for Red Devils - (Large Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

    -  CFJC TV Kamloops for Remembering Afghanistan - (Small Market)
    -  CTV Regina for Horse Power - (Medium Market)
    -  Global News Calgary for Court of Hope - (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

    -  CTV Calgary for The Road to the Junos

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

    -  CBC News Vancouver at Six for Non-returnable Warrants

    Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

    -  CBC News: Montreal for Daycare Fees

    Best Use of New Media Award

    -  CityTV for citytvnews.ca

    Best Videography Award

    -  CTV News Toronto for Tiny Tom Donuts

    Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

    -  CTV Southwestern Ontario for Provincewide

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

    -  CTV British Columbia for CTV FIRST STORY - Taan, Bears of Haida Gwali

    The 2008 NETWORK RADIO winners are:
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    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast

    -  CBC National Radio News for World at Six: Election U.S.A
    -  VOCM for VOCM News - (Honourable Mention)

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

    -  The Canadian Press for Propane Panic

    Dan McArthur - In-depth/Investigative

    -  CBC News for Putting Tasers to the Test

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

    -  CBC National Radio News for World at Six: Grown in China

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

    -  CBC Radio The Current for Baby Rescue
    -  CBC National Radio News for Power Shift - (Honourable Mention)

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

    -  CBC National Radio News for The Sales of MDA

    Best Use of Sound Award

    -  The Canadian Press for Swissair Remembered

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program

    -  Dispatches - CBC National Radio News for Dispatches: Nuclear
       Renaissance

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

    -  CBC National Radio News for The World at Six

    The 2008 NETWORK TELEVISION winners are:
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    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

    -  CBC News: The National for December 4, 2008

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

    -  Global National for Myanmar

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

    -  CBC News: The National for No Country for Horses

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature

    -  CTV NEWS for Carly's Story

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature

    -  CBC News: The National for Positively Autistic

    Gord Sinclair Award - Special Events

    -  CTV News for Election 2008
    -  Global National for Decision Canada 2008 Election Night - (Honourable
       Mention)

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

    -  CTV News for Hurricane Ike

    Best Use of New Media Award

    -  BNN - Business News Network for www.bnn.ca

    Best Videography Award

    -  CTV News for Elephant Seals

    Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program

    -  CTV-W-FIVE for Episode 9 - Right to Know

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

    -  CBC News: The National for Stolen Children - In Their Own Voices
    

    RTNDA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists 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 our profession.




For further information:

For further information: Sherry Denesha, Operations Manager, RTNDA
Canada at (416) 756-2213 or email: sherry@rtndacanada.com

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