RTDNA Canada Announces Prairie Region Award Finalists

Toronto, ONTARIO – (March 9, 2018) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Prairie Region with the finalists for the regional awards.

RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. “It has been another tumultuous year for journalism in this country but Canadian journalists have stood up to every challenge with passion, integrity and fortitude,” says RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. “These prestigious RTDNA awards not only recognize excellence in journalism, they also reflect a healthy, vibrant and increasingly curious profession determined to remain committed to seeking out facts, balance and objectivity.”

Prairie Region winners will be announced at the regional awards ceremony on April 21 in Regina, SK. To read more about the meeting, or to register, visithttp://www.rtdnacanada.com/2018-prairie-regional-meeting/.

Congratulations to the finalists for their exceptional work!

 

2018 RTDNA Awards – PRAIRIE Region Finalists:

 

Digital

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CBC Edmonton, Terror in Edmonton
  • CBC Saskatchwan, Fond-du-Lac Plane Crash
  • Global Edmonton, U-Haul Attack

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CBC Calgary, The Trial of Douglas Garland
  • CBC Edmonton, Serenity’s Siblings, A Mother’s nightmare
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Hannah Leflar
  • Global Edmonton, U-Haul Attack

Data Storytelling Award

  • CBC Calgary, Lead, Oil, Salt: Calgary’s Push for Control Over Potentially Hundreds of Contaminated Sites
  • CBC Edmonton, The Colour of Carding
  • CBC Saskatchewan, In Line for Life

Digital Media Award (Small/Medium Market)

  • CBC Manitoba, Life on the Line
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Crystal Wreck
  • CHAT Television, Windstorm & Grass Fires October 17

Digital Media Award (Large Market)

  • CBC Calgary, CBC Calgary Digital
  • CBC Edmonton, Little Pills, Big Trouble
  • Global Edmonton, Globalnews.ca/edmonton

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Edmonton, Hijabi in the Oilsands
  • CBC Edmonton, ‘With You Until I Die’
  • CBC Yellowknife, My Language, My Heart

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CTV Calgary, Civic Election 2017
  • CTV Regina, Saskatchewan Budget 2017
  • Global Edmonton, Municipal Elections

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • CBC Calgary, Alberta’s $10-Billion Deficits: What’s Behind That Big, Scary Number
  • CBC Calgary, Why Would a City Councillor Record Another Councillor?
  • CBC Edmonton, Uniting the Right

Podcast Award

  • CBC Calgary, Allison Dempster, Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Off-Script- Episode 3- The Rosebud Project
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Off-Script- Episode 9- Midfield of Dreams

Social Media Award

  • CBC Edmonton, Edmonton Votes 2017
  • CBC Manitoba, Manitoba’s Refugee Influx
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Sask Budget 2017

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CBC Calgary, Skijoring: The Art of Skiing Behind a Horse
  • CBC Edmonton, The Edmonton Oilers

 

Multiplatform

In–depth or Investigative – Dan McArthur Award

  • CBC Calgary, Spinning the Election Numbers, Taxes, Jobs and Arena Explained
  • CBC Edmonton, Private Health, Public Risk?
  • Global News Winnipeg, Robin Milne Medical Bills, Global News / CJOB / Globalnews.ca

Innovation Award

  • CBC Calgary, Calgary: The Road Ahead LIVE
  • CBC Yellowknife, Housing Crisis in Fort Good Hope
  • Global Calgary, Decision Calgary

 

Radio

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • 650 CKOM, Gunshots Fired in Downtown Saskatoon
  • CBC Edmonton, ‘Acts of Terrorism’
  • CHAT 94.5 FM, Wind and Wildfires October 17

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • 680 CJOB, Growing Pains
  • CBC Yellowknife, Fort Chipewyan’s Missing Hunters
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Danielle Smith: Midfield

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CBC Calgary, How should Canada Screen Immigrants? [email protected]
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Thom Collegiate Drummers

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

  • CBC Manitoba, Derksen Family
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Death Doula
  • CBC Yellowknife, I Will Remember For You

Long Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Calgary, Vegan Dating
  • CBC Edmonton, Wapiti Flight 402, The Untold Story of the Noskiye Family
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Brentwood 5: Opening Up About Mental Health With the Survivors

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CBC Calgary, A Homestretch Special: CBC Calgary Celebrates Canada’s 150th
  • CBC Edmonton, Canada Day 150, Daybreak Alberta Live from the Legislature
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Kenow Fire: From the Lead Up to the Aftermath

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • 770 CHQR Calgary, Gord Gillies: Step Up And Get an Arena Deal Done in Calgary
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Rob Breakenridge: Don’t Throw Your Cigarette Butts Out the Windows

Radio News Information Program – Peter Gzowski Award

  • CBC Calgary, Calgary Eyeopener, September 14, 2017
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Fond-du-Lac Plane Crash

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

  • 680 CJOB, Live at 5 with Richard Cloutier and Julie Buckingham
  • 980 CJME, Wind and Fire Storm
  • QCountry 91.5 FM, QCountry 91.5 FM News

Radio Newscast (Large Market) – Byron MacGregor Award

  • 660NEWS, Nenshi Wins Again
  • 770 CHQR, Major News at 8, September 13, 2017
  • CBC CALGARY, Calgary Radio News, September 13, 2017

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

  • 980 CJME, The Amazing Grace of Electronic Sight
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Dancing Hotdog

Short Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CBC Calgary, Oilpatch Dad
  • Global News Radio – 770 CHQR Calgary, Hanukkah

Sound – Dick Smyth Award

  • CBC Calgary, Chaos Day
  • CBC Edmonton, Christmas at Bob’s
  • CBC Saskatchewan, Ethan – Employee of the Week

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

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

 

Television

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

  • CTV Edmonton, EDMONTON TERROR ATTACK
  • Global Calgary, Airdrie Grass Fire
  • Global Edmonton, U-Haul Attack

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

  • CTV Regina, Summer of Ground Shifting
  • Global Calgary, Fostering Change
  • Global Edmonton, U-Haul Attack

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

  • CTV Calgary, Indian Relay Race
  • CTV Winnipeg, Game Changer
  • Global Regina, Colonialism Skateboards

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

  • CBC Manitoba, A Syrian Girl’s Road To Recovery
  • Global Regina, Monument
  • Global Regina, The Train Conductor

Long Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CTV Calgary, A Grizzly Debate
  • CTV Calgary, A New Start
  • Global Edmonton, Fort McMurray: The Road Back

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

  • CTV Calgary, Civic Election 2017
  • CTV Regina, Saskatchewan Budget 2017
  • Global Calgary, #Our YYC on the Road – Calgary Stampede

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

  • Global Edmonton, Referendum Referee, Bob Layton Editorial

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

  • CBC Yellowknife, Mobile Addictions
  • CTV Regina, Harvesting Hope: The Brothers of the Bursary
  • Global Regina, The Happy Nun

Short Feature (Large Market) – Dave Rogers Award

  • CTV Calgary, Diabetic Pilots
  • CTV Edmonton, INCLUSION
  • Global Edmonton, Profiles in Courage: Christian Zyp

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

  • CHAT Television, Inspiration On Ice
  • CTV Edmonton, RYDER SOCCER
  • Global Regina, Mosaic Legacy

TV News Information Program – Trina McQueen Award

  • CBC Edmonton, Our Edmonton, The Dino Edition
  • CTV Regina, Indigenous Circle
  • CTV Two Alberta, Alberta Primetime
  • Global Regina, Focus Saskatchewan, Episode 207

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

  • CBC Saskatchewan, CBC Saskatchewan News at 6:00
  • CTV Winnipeg, CTV Winnipeg News At 6
  • Global Lethbridge, The Kenow Wildfire Threatens Waterton

TV Newscast (Large Market) – Bert Cannings Award

  • CTV Calgary, CTV Calgary News at 6, Southern Alberta Wildfires Newscast
  • Global Calgary, Waterton Wildfire
  • Global Edmonton, Global News Hour at 6, U-Haul Attack

Video – Hugh Hauland Award

  • CTV Calgary, Cave Music
  • CTV Edmonton, HOT DAY
  • Global Regina, Junkaholic

 

About RTDNA

RTDNA Canada is the voice of broadcast and digital journalists and news managers in Canada. We believe an informed public is vital to a democratic society. Canadian Journalisms purpose is to serve the public interest. It is our responsibility to act independently, to be fair and respectful, and to report the facts. The RTDNA Canada Code of Journalistic Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession. We welcome its adoption by all practicing journalists.

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

 

Contact Information

Ian Koenigsfest
President
RTNDA Canada
[email protected]

Karen Mitchell
Co-chair, Prairies Region, RTDNA Canada
[email protected]

Liam Nixon
Co-chair, Prairies Region, RTDNA Canada
[email protected]

Jennifer Nguyen
RTDNA Canada Awards
[email protected]
http://www.rtdnacanada.com

Published on March 10, 2018 at 10:18 am by Voice Over

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