RTDNA Canada

RTDNA Canada

May 10, 2017 08:30 ET

RTDNA Canada announces Mark Mietkiewicz as 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 10, 2017) - RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize Mark Mietkiewicz as the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award. The award honours a member who has played a major role in the continuing success of RTDNA Canada. The award is presented in recognition and appreciation of outstanding contribution and exemplary distinguished service rendered for the benefit and advancement of electronic and digital journalism and RTDNA.

RTDNA President Ian Koenigsfest said, "Mark's exemplary effort in overhauling and modernising the awards process is simply stunning." Koenigsfest added, "...the attention to detail and the understanding of what makes the entry and judging processes streamlined contributed to a record number of entries this year. Mark has laid the foundation for success in this vitally important part of RTDNA Canada."

Mark, who works for CBC News and oversees its journalistic internship and scholarship programs, is completing his second term as Awards Chairperson. Mark will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award at the President's Reception, on May 26, during the 2017 National Conference. For more information visit the conference website.

Past recipients of the Distinguished Service Award:

Andy LeBlanc, Jack Nagler, Mark Sikstrom, and Ron Waksman
(RTDNA Canada's Code of Journalistic Ethics Review Committee)
Lis Travers 2015
Dave Trafford 2014
Andy LeBlanc 2013
Peter Angione 2012
Michael Fulmes 2011
Robert McLaughlin 2010
Bernadette Lee 2009
Eldon Duchscher 2008
Renato Zane 2007
Gerry Phelan 2006
Lis Travers 2005
Melanie Kurzuk 2004
Tom Mark 2003
Mike Omelus 2002
Al Gibson 2001
Terry Scott 2000
Hudson Mack 1999
Del Archer 1998
Dale O'Hara 1997
Gord Sinclair 1996
George Clark 1995
Hugh Doherty 1994
JJ Richards 1993
Bob Beaton 1992
Barry Hamelin 1991
Bill Hutton 1990


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 and digital 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 Journalistic Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.

Become a Member: https://rtdna.wildapricot.org/join-us

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