RTDNA Canada

RTDNA Canada

March 29, 2016 11:30 ET

RTDNA Canada Announces Nominees and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Atlantic Regional Awards

DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Atlantic Region.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. "At a time of unprecedented challenges to our industry, it is now more important than ever to recognize the very best in Canadian electronic and digital journalism," says RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. "These prestigious awards allow us to put aside our competitive energies for an evening and celebrate the very best in Canadian journalism."

Atlantic Region Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

The Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2002 to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves through outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of their career in broadcast journalism.

Gary MacDonald - Acadia Broadcasting - Retired
Allan Rowe - Global TV - Awarded posthumously

Here are the Nominees for RTDNA 2015 Awards:

Digital

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia: The Colour of Justice

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Premier's security involved in fatal N.L. shooting
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Prince St. Apartment fire

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Developing Halifax: A Database

Digital Media Award - Small/Medium Market

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Coldest. July. Ever.
  • CBC Nova Scotia: Crash of AC624
  • CTV Atlantic: If It Happens in the Sky - Cindy Day's Digital Footprint

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Winter Wallop
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Snowmageddon 2015

Sam Ross Award - Editorial/Commentary

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Witness Intimidation: When court doesn't feel safe
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Remembrance Day: A journey to Flanders

Multiplatform

Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Daycare Debt
  • CBC Nova Scotia: Crisis in Rape Funding
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Passing the school bus

Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Information Morning - The Two North Ends
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Jemma's Cookies
  • VOCM NEWS: Being Muslim In NL

Byron MacGregor Award (Small Market) - Best Newscast

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Crash at Stanfield International
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: CBC Radio News PEI
  • 989XFM: 8 a.m. News-November 5th, 2015

Byron MacGregor Award (Medium Market) - Best Newscast

  • NEWS957: The Morning News
  • VOCM NEWS: VOCM Morning Show News

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Captain's Quarters Shooting
  • CBC Nova Scotia: Sentencing of James Landry
  • VOCM NEWS: TCH Fatal Crash

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) - Short Feature

  • NEWS957 - Infertility in N.S.

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) - Long Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Serenade from the Past
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: Seniors, kids and iPads

Dick Smyth Award - Creative Use of Sound

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Labrador West 911 Call

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Hungry Heart Cafe
  • NEWS957: Hockey day in Canada

Peter Gzowski Award - Radio News Information Program

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Mainstreet - Tech & Consequences
  • CBC Nova Scotia: Maritime Noon
  • NEWS957: The Sheldon MacLeod Show - Shake the disgrace around the word 'suicide'

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Sinking of The Atlantic Charger
  • CBC Nova Scotia: The Andrew Younger Affair

Television

***Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast

Nominees in this category will be announced soon.

Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity

  • CBC Nova Scotia: A Brother's Last Hope
  • CBC St. John's, NL: Dane Woodland's Transition
  • CTV Atlantic: Out of Africa - Stories from South Sudan

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Valentine's Day Plot Thwarted
  • CTV Atlantic: Hard Landing - The Night the Airbus Came Down
  • Global Halifax: Air Canada Flight 624 Crash Landing

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) - Short Feature

  • CTV Atlantic: James Gamble's Parents - The Other Side of the Valentines Day Mall Plot
  • Global News Brunswick: Bud the Guardian Angel Dog
  • Global News Brunswick: Harmonica Helps Dementia Patient
  • NTV NEWS: Ron Hynes

Dave Rogers Award (Small/Medium Market) - Long Feature

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: Jake's Ears
  • CTV Atlantic: Son Pham - Everyone's Son

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: CBC NL Votes
  • CBC Nova Scotia: Remembrance Day 2015
  • CBC Prince Edward Island: PEI Election 2015

Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video

  • CBC Nova Scotia: Hope for Wildlife Bobcats
  • CTV Atlantic: Nerves of Steel - Brushing up our Power Towers
  • Global New Brunswick: Fredericton Underwater

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage

  • CBC Nova Scotia: ReChem Investigation
  • CTV Atlantic: Murder Trial Sensation - Dennis Oland's Days in Court
  • Global Halifax: Christopher Phillips Chemical Scare Case

Sam Ross Award - Editorial / Commentary

  • CBC Newfoundland and Labrador: CBC News - Here & Now - SHED Party Election Campaign
  • CTV Atlantic: Lest We Forget - What our Parents Knew

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CTV Atlantic: Hanging out with Sid - A Close Encounter with a Hockey Legend
  • NTV NEWS: Power Couple - On The Mark

Trina McQueen Award - Television News Information Program

  • CBC Nova Scotia: At the Table - Amy Smith with Savannah Simon
  • CTV Atlantic - Unforgettable - Remembrance Day 2015

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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