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RTDNA Canada Announces Central Regional Award Recipients

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/05/14 -- RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Central Region.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. "These awards are named after pioneers and innovators of our industry, and some of them were the founders of our association more than fifty years ago," said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. "We're pleased to continue celebrating excellence in electronic and digital journalism. Our founders would be proud of the quality of award winning local news coverage today."


THE TELEVISION WINNERS ARE:

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
- CTV News Barrie for CTV News at 11 (Medium Market)
- CTV News Toronto for CTV News at 6 (Large Market)

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
- Global Toronto for Our Canada

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
- Citytv for Ford Under Fire

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
- Citytv for The Broker

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
- CTV News London for Families are Forever (Small/Medium Market)
- CTV Montreal for Liquid Rush (Large Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
- CTV News Barrie for Degrees of Change (Small/Medium Market)
- Global Toronto for First Person (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair - Live Special Events
- CP24 for Ontario Leadership Convention

Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
- Global Toronto for Inside Epilepsy: A Focus Ontario Special

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
- CHEX Television for Hellen Macdonald's Diary Continues

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video
- CTV Ottawa for Goosebuster

Sports Award
- CTV Sudbury for Unlikely Champion (Small/Medium Market)
- CBC Montreal for Mixed Martial Arts (Large Market)

THE RADIO WINNERS ARE:

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
- AM800 CKLW for AM800 News 8:30 am (Medium Market)
- 680News for Ice Storm (Large Market)

Dick Smyth Award - Use of Sound
- CBC Kitchener-Waterloo for University of Waterloo Geese police

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
- 680News for Summer Flood

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
- CBC Radio Thunder Bay for Who Cares?

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
- CBC Radio Sudbury for No Sight, No Problem (Small/Medium Market)
- Newstalk 1010 for Tribute to PC Jon Zivcic - Half Time Style (Large
Market)

Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
- CBC Radio Sudbury for The Big Gamble (Small/Medium Market)
- Newstalk 1010 for Rob Ford Part One (Large Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
- CBC Radio Sudbury for Live remote at opening of Elliot Lake Public Inquiry

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
- CJAD 800 for Lac-Megantic Disaster

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
- 680News for Mayor Rob Ford

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
- CBC Daybreak Montreal for Owners of Verdun daycare and neighbors speak
about niqab photo

Sam Ross Award - Editorial Commentary
- Newstalk 1010 for Living With An Addict

Digital Media Award
- CBC Radio Montreal for Montreal Votes - Special Election Coverage

Sports Award
- CBC Ottawa for Teenage Sports Concussions (Large Market)

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. The members of RTDNA 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 RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.

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