Monday, June 8, 2020
VANCOUVER — If you watch CTV News at Six in Vancouver, you’re watching the best local newscast in the country, according to one of Canada’s premier journalism organizations.
On Tuesday, the Radio Television Digital News Association announced that CTV News Vancouver’s 6 p.m. broadcast is the 2020 winner of its highly-coveted National Award for Best Local Newscast – Large Market.
Earlier this year, CTV News at Six was chosen as B.C.’s best large market local newscast by the RTDNA. In winning the 2020 National Award, CTV News Vancouver was picked by the awards committee over the other RTDNA regional best newscast award winners in Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
This is the third time CTV News Vancouver has won the prestigious award. The station was also named the winner of the RTDNA’s National Award for Best Breaking News Coverage.
What criteria was used in the selection process ?
These awards are bullshit, and always have been.
The “voting” (if you can call it that) resembles elections in a banana republic.
Aside from a small group of viewers, it’s mostly media members who vote.
And of course they vote for the people in their Network umbrella; CTV, Global, etc.
The more people under your umbrella, the more votes… the more awards you win.
These awards are BOUGHT.
There is an significant entry fee, averaging about $1000 per.
So if CTV, Global, (or the Manitoba Bowling Network)
pump in a dozen entries … at a $1000 a pop,
you can bet that group is going home with their share of shiny (dumb) trophies.
” back in the day “, this would have sent Global into a tizzy. Not sure there is anyone there anymore that cares.