TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Journalists unearthed, explored and
informed the public about a number of nursing, health and health-care
issues throughout 2012, including: cuts to health coverage for
refugees, the need to better utilize primary care nurses, and the
housing crisis in Attawapiskat.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) annual Media Awards competition recognizes outstanding print, broadcast and online
journalism that contributes to a better understanding of the nursing
profession and the health-care system.
For over a decade, RNAO has honoured reporters, editors and producers
who have delved into the debate and dialogue around issues such as wait
times, H1N1, the impact of chronic pain, caring for seniors, and issues
surrounding mental health. National and local media outlets have
received RNAO awards, including: The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, Oshawa This Week, CBC Radio, CTV News and Today's
Here's what journalists who would like to enter this year's competition,
need to know: stories are judged on content, writing, creativity and
their impact on the community.
Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers, magazines,
accredited online publications or broadcast on radio or television
during the 2012 calendar year. Winners will receive their awards in
April at the President's Banquet held during RNAO's Annual General
Submissions must be received at RNAO's head office in Toronto no later than January 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. Only one entry per person/per category will be accepted.
For more information, or to fill out an entry form, please visit: www.RNAO.ca/mediaaward.
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional
association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO
has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing
practice, increased nurses' contribution to shaping the health-care
system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they
For more information about RNAO, visit our website at www.rnao.ca. You can also check out our Facebook page at www.rnao.ca/facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rnao.
SOURCE: Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
For further information:
For more information about the awards, please contact:
Melissa Di Costanzo, Communications Officer/Writer
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Phone: 416-408-5606 / 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250