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RTDNA Canada Announces National Award Winners

/EIN News/ -- TORONTO, Ontario, May 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize journalistic excellence with the winners of the National RTDNA Awards of Excellence.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “With a record number of entries this year, the competition was as tough as ever and our valued judges presided over some truly remarkable submissions,” said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. “The exceptionally high standard of entries from all regions and all market sizes indicates that quality of journalism continues to thrive in Canada. Winning an RTDNA Award of Excellence once again indicates the pinnacle of our craft on all platforms. Congratulations to everyone involved in producing the winning entries; your work is proudly part of Canada’s journalistic legacy.”

2018 RTDNA Awards - NATIONAL Winners:

Digital

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CBC Montreal, Evacuations Begin as Floods Strikes Montreal Area

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CBC Vancouver, The Fentanyl Fix

Data Storytelling Award

  • Global Halifax, Halifax Explosion

Digital Media Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CBC Manitoba, Life on the Line

Digital Media Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Montreal Website, Roots Of Montreal, Leonard Cohen, Mapping History, Bad Roads, Election Results

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Yellowknife, My Language, My Heart

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CBC Vancouver, Remembering Const. John Davidson

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • CBC Calgary, Alberta's $10-Billion Deficits: What's Behind That Big, Scary Number

Podcast Award

  • CBC Montreal, Montreapolis

Social Media Award

  • CBC Toronto, No Fixed Address

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CBC Edmonton, The Edmonton Oilers

Multiplatform

In–depth or Investigative – Dan McArthur Award

  • CBC New Brunswick, The Lost Children 

Innovation Award

  • CKNW, B.C.'s Family Justice System: In Our Children's Best Interest?

Radio

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CBC Montreal, Montreal Declares State Of Emergency, May 7, 2017

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CBC Toronto, Finding Shannon

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Saskatchewan Morning Edition, Thom Collegiate Drummers

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

  • CBC Yellowknife, I Will Remember For You

Long Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Edmonton, Wapiti Flight 402: The Untold Story of the Noskiye Family   

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • NEWS957, Nova Scotia Votes 2017

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • News Talk Radio, CJAD 800, Andrew's Let's Talk Story

Radio News Information Program – Peter Gzowski Award

  • CBC Sudbury, National Aboriginal Day – Up North

Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market) – Byron MacGregor Award

  • 980 CJME, Wind and Fire Storm

Radio Newscast (Large Market) – Byron MacGregor Award

  • CBC Vancouver, Oct 2, 2017: Las Vegas Shooter

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

  • CBC London, Unity After Homophobic Slur, Torn By Cultural Differences: 2 Men Exchange Hugs and Roses After Homophobic Slur

Short Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Radio One, Bikers in the Louvre    

Sound – Dick Smyth Award

  • CBC Prince Edward Island, Riley's Collection

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CBC Calgary, World Skateboarding Day 2017: Calgary's 100% All-Girls Skate Club

Television
             
Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CTV Vancouver, BC Forest Fires

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CBC Atlantic, Deep Trouble: The Perils of the Right Whale

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC NL, Access Denied  

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

  • CBC Manitoba, A Syrian Girl's Road To Recovery

Long Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • City TV, Two Kilometres to Terror: Life and Death Under ISIS

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CTV Vancouver, Election 2017

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • Global Toronto, 93 Killed a Day at the Barrel of a Gun

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

  • CTV Regina, Harvesting Hope: The Brothers of the Bursary

Short Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Montreal, Out of the Shadows: Inside La Meute

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CTV Edmonton, Ryder Soccer

TV News Information Program – Trina McQueen Award

  • CTV Regina, Indigenous Circle

TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market) – Bert Cannings Award

  • CTV News Vancouver Island, CTV News At 6

TV Newscast (Large Market) – Bert Cannings Award

  • Global Calgary, Waterton Wildfire

Video – Hugh Haugland Award

  • CTV News Ottawa, Sweet Canadiana, The Untold Story of Oscar Peterson’s World Famous “Canadiana Suite”

About RTDNA

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

Contact Information

Ian Koenigsfest
President, RTDNA Canada
president@rtdnacanada.com

Jennifer Nguyen
RTDNA Canada Awards
info@rtdnacanada.com
http://www.rtdnacanada.com 

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