RTNDA Canada announces Prairie Regional Award Recipients

EDMONTON, June 17 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, recognized excellence in electronic journalism in the Prairie Region as it presented its annual awards tonight in Edmonton, Alberta.

The RTNDA Canada Awards are given to honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in both radio and television. "Awards are given in a variety of categories", said Cal Johnstone, RTNDA Canada President. "Each award is named after a pioneer, innovator or standard-setter in Canadian broadcast journalism", he said, adding "The awards are especially meaningful as they come from our peers in the industry."

"Congratulations to all the winners" said Johnstone. "These awards underline the value of local news coverage to Canadian communities."

    
    THE TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:
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    Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
    -  CHAT TV, Medicine Hat for CHAT Evening News (Small Market)
    -  CHCA Red Deer for CHCA Final Newscast (Small Market - Honourable
       Mention)
    -  CTV Saskatoon for June 24, 2009 Newscast (Medium Market)
    -  CTV Winnipeg for CTV News at 6 (Large Market)

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
    -  CBC Manitoba for Angel for Troubled Youth

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
    -  Global Regina for Tillman Charged

    Dan McArthur Award - Indepth/Investigative
    -  Global News Calgary for Sky High

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
    -  CHAT TV, Medicine Hat for Swift Current Rats (Small Market)
    -  CTV Regina for A School Harvest (Medium Market)
    -  Global Edmonton for Project Kare (Large Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
    -  CHAT TV, Medicine Hat for Too Dry for Tears (Small Market)
    -  CBC North Television, CBC News: Northbeat for The Dawson Gold fields:
       What is Old is New Again (Medium Market)
    -  CBC Manitoba for Restoring a Memory (Medium Market - Honourable
       Mention)
    -  Global News Calgary for Stable to Table (Large Market)

    Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events
    -  CBC Manitoba for Choosing Manitoba's Next Premier

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
    -  CBC Manitoba for Homeless Hero, Sheila North Wilson

    Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
    -  CTV Regina for David Ahenakew: A Man of His Words

    Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video
    -  CBC Manitoba for Mystery of the Manitoba Legislature

    THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:
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    Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
    -  CJOC-FM Lethbridge for Noon News December 11, 2009 (Small Market)
    -  News Talk 980 CJME for CJME News (Medium Market)
    -  CBC Calgary for Radio Newscast (Medium Market)

    Best Use of Sound Award
    -  CBC Saskatchewan for Circuit Bending Camp

    Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
    -  News Talk 650 CKOM for The Dagenais Verdict

    Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
    -  CBC Radio Edmonton for Where's Amanda?
    -  630 CHED for The Inside Story with Michelle Boden: Breaking the cycle
       of domestic violence (Honourable Mention)

    Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
    -  CBC Edmonton for Rat Patrol (Large Market)

    Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
    -  CBC Saskatchewan for Baby Emily (Medium Market)
    -  CBC Saskatchewan for Lewison Cold Case (Medium Market - Honourable
       Mention)
    -  CBC Radio, Edmonton for No-Money Christmas (Large Market)
    -  CBC Radio - Calgary for Mean Streets (Honourable Mention - Large
       Market)

    Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
    -  CBC Saskatchewan for Student News Day

    Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
    -  CKLB Radio for Ends of the Earth

    Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
    -  CBC Radio Edmonton for WCB Hostage Taking

    Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
    -  CBC Saskatchewan for Grandmas in Action
    

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 our profession.

SOURCE RTNDA Canada

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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