Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

July 03, 2009 17:04 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the The Tyee Winning a 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 3, 2009) - Since 1971, the Radio-Television News Directors Association has honoured outstanding achievements in electronic journalism in the United States and Canada with the Edward R. Murrow Awards.

This year, British Columbia's own The Tyee-launched in 2003-is the first Canadian online publication to win a prestigious Murrow prize in the category of websites not affiliated with a radio or television broadcaster. According to the judges, the fine, in-depth reporting of news on this website "offers users a nice variety of content and has broad appeal."

I commend the Radio-Television News Directors Association on its efforts to recognize excellence in electronic journalism. In addition, I congratulate The Tyee on winning a 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award. The web designers, photographers, illustrators, flash animators, videographers, podcasters, reporters, essayists, editors, and advisors who have contributed to this outstanding online publication are to be commended on their great work.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Stephanie Rea
    Press Secretary
    819-997-7788
    stephanie.rea@pch.gc.ca