TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Association of Electronic Journalists
- is pleased to announce that Kayla Hounsell has been selected as the
recipient of the 2013 RTDNA Canada President's Fellowship. The
Fellowship of up to $3,000 is offered annually to a working electronic
journalist to attend a seminar at the Poynter Institute in St.
Petersburg, Florida. Poynter offers an assortment of seminars on issues
ranging from Leadership and Management, to Reporting Writing and
Editing, to Ethics and Diversity, among others.
Hounsell, a reporter/week-end anchor at CTV Atlantic in Halifax, has
covered a lot of ground in her short career. "Kayla's work experience,
her volunteer commitments and her passion to continue to grow and
garner knowledge make her the perfect candidate for the President's
Fellowship", said Ian Koenigsfest, RTDNA Canada President. "I'm sure
whatever Kayla learns at Poynter, she will quickly be passing on that
information to her colleagues as she is a strong believer in
professional development and re-invigorating journalism."
The award will be presented at the RTDNA President's Gala on Friday,
June 14, 2013 in conjunction with the RTDNA National Conference at the
Metropolitan Hotel in Toronto, June 13-15, 2013.
RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in
Canada. The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of
electronic 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 RTDNA Canada Code of
Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to
measure fairness and accuracy in the profession.
SOURCE: RTDNA Canada
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