RTNDA Canada unveils new board of directors



    TORONTO, June 27 /CNW/ - RTNDA Canada - The Association of Electronic
Journalists - is pleased to announce its new board of directors. Elections
were held this past weekend as part of RTNDA Canada's National Conference in
Vancouver.

    
    The newly elected board consists of:

    President               Vice President Radio    Vice President Television
    Bob McLaughlin          Jason Moore             Renato Zane
    A-Channel               CKLW                    OMNI Television
    Barrie, ON              Windsor, ON             Toronto, ON

    Treasurer               International           Past President
    Cal Johnstone            Representative         Terry Scott
    A-Channel               Hudson Mack             Broadcast News
    London, ON              A-Channel               Toronto, ON
                            Victoria, BC

    RTNDF President         Awards Chair            Conference Chair
    Ken Kingston            Lis Travers             Eldon Duchscher
    CJFX-FM                 CTV Canada AM           CJWW Radio
    Antigonish, NS          Toronto, ON             Saskatoon, SK

    Atlantic Directors:
    Radio                   Television
    Sheldon MacLeod         Kevin Babin
    CKBW                    Global Television
    Bridgewater, NS         Saint John, NB

    Central Directors:
    Radio                   Television
    Jim Van Horne           George Hoff
    Fanshawe College        CBC News
    London, ON              Ottawa, ON

    Prairie Directors:
    Radio                   Television
    Murray Wood             Jeff Bollenbach
    980 CJME                CTV Television
    Regina, SK              Winnipeg, MB

    British Columbia Directors:
    Radio                   Television
    Jasmin Doobay           Sandy Heimlich-Hall
    CKOV                    CFJC
    Kelowna, BC             Kamloops, BC

    Committee Members:
    Sponsorship:
    Bernadette Lee          Stephanie Nelson
    Marketwire              Moosehead Breweries
    Toronto, ON             Saint John, NB

    Membership:             Awards Committee:       Diversity Committee:
    Clint Thomas            Sandra Watson           Renato Zane
    The Canadian Press      Durham Radio            OMNI Television
    Toronto, ON             Oshawa, ON              Toronto, ON

    Ethics Committee:
    Gerry Phelan            Robert Hurst            John Hinnen
    VOCM Radio              CTV News                Rogers Radio
    St. John's, NL          Toronto, ON             Toronto, ON

    "I am very proud of the progress RTNDA Canada has made in the past year,"
said President Bob McLaughlin, "the Board of Directors works very hard to
promote the aims and objectives of the organization, and I am honoured to work
with such a dedicated group of individuals".

    Some of the key projects the RTNDA Canada Board is working on include:
    -  Working with the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (Administrator
       of the RTNDA Code of Ethics)
    -  Naming of new RTNDA Awards as well as continually working on updating
       the awards criteria
    -  Developing more tools to assist working journalists in Canada
    -  Getting the student members the future of our industry more involved
       in RTNDA Canada
    

    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.





For further information:

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

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