OTTAWA, Sept. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is proud today to announce the recipients of the 2013 Media Awards for Health, Canada's premier health journalism awards.
"Each year, we are increasingly impressed with the quality of health-related journalism we see. Reporters show an incredible ability to cover emotional and complex topics in way that Canadians can understand, while also helping advance health policy in this country," said Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, president of the CMA. "Once again, journalists have risen to the challenge of providing their audiences with insight into key issues affecting the lives of Canadians."
The CMA Media Awards honour outstanding Canadian journalism that enhances understanding of health, the health care system and the role of health professionals. Independent panels of individuals with backgrounds in journalism, medicine and health care evaluated the entries, selecting winners in 11 categories* from among over a 100 submissions.
Entries were evaluated on fairness and balance, timeliness, insight, impact, and writing/production quality.
The 2013 Media Award for Health Reporting recipients are:
| The Michelle Lang Award for Excellence in Print Reporting - In-depth feature article
Maisonneuve - First do no harm
Vancouver Sun - Michael Douglas builds HPV, oral cancer awareness
| Excellence in Health Reporting - Print (Large market)
L'actualité - Le son de l'espoir
Postmedia News - Psychiatry's hour of crisis
| Excellence in Health Reporting - Print (Mid-size market)
Québec Science - Nunavut - Au pays de la peste blanche
| Excellence in Health Reporting - Television news
Su-Ling Goh, Clarisse Porca, Morris Gamblin
Global Edmonton - Assisted suicide, Parts 1 & 2
Leif Larsen, Gosia Sawicka
CBC Manitoba - Winnipeg thermography clinic ordered to stop operating
| Excellence in Health Reporting - Television in-depth reporting
Téléfiction Productions inc., Télé-Québec, Une pilule, une petite granule - Emprisonné dans son corps : le syndrome de verrouillage
Avery Haines, Shayla Scott
City News, The Inside Story - Dystonia
| Excellence in Health Reporting - Radio
Dr. Brian Goldman, Kent Hoffman, Dawna Dingwall
CBC Radio One, White Coat, Black Art - The drug shortage
Mackenzie Grisdale, Christina Harnett
CBC Radio, Maritime Magazine - Where there's smoke
| Excellence in Local Health Reporting - Print and broadcast
Steve Fischer, Jennifer Beard, Paul Jay, Sarah Lalumiere, Paula Waddell
CBC News Ottawa - Fentanyl : Fatal addiction
| Excellence in Emerging Health Care Issue - Print and broadcast
Ottawa Citizen - Village people, Too sick to move, too well to stay, Hospitals urge elderly patients to 'move on'.
| The Norman Bethune Award for Excellence in International Health Reporting - Print and broadcast
L'actualité - La chasse aux virus est ouverte
Ionna Roumeliotis, Corinne Seminoff, Brent Roy, Aileen McBride
CBC News, The National - Syria's most vulnerable
| Excellence in Digital Health Reporting
CBC News Online - Paying for plasma
Jim Williamson, Marie Caloz, Anita Elash, Amber Hildebrandt, Michael Pereira
CBC Television the fifth estate and CBC News Online - Rate My Hospital
*No winners were chosen in the Excellence in Multicultural Health Reporting - Print and broadcast category.
"This year's nominees were of exceptional quality. I offer my thanks to the judges for making the tough choices and my congratulations to the winners for their excellent coverage of what can be a challenging field," said Dr. Francescutti.
The CMA Media Award winners will be honoured at a gala celebration on Oct. 2, 2013, at the Château Laurier in Ottawa. Tickets may be purchased online at www.cma.ca/media-awards.
SOURCE: Canadian Medical Association
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