DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - April 12, 2014) - 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 programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in radio, television and digital. "These awards are named after pioneers and innovators of our industry, and some of them were the founders of our association more than fifty years ago," said RTDNA Canada President Ian Koenigsfest. "We're pleased to continue celebrating excellence in electronic and digital journalism. Our founders would be proud of the quality of award winning local news coverage today."

Bert Cannings Award - Best Newscast
• CTV Atlantic for CTV News at Six April 9, 2013 (Medium Market)
Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
• CTV Atlantic for Pride of Place - Discovering our Heritage
Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
• CBC New Brunswick for Rexton Shale Gas Protests
Dan McArthur Award - In-depth/Investigative
• CBC News: Atlantic Investigative Unit for No Justice in Sheriff Services
Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• CBC PEI for Jessie's Cookbook (Small/Medium Market)
Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
• CTV Atlantic for Heartfelt Homecoming (Small/Medium Market)
Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
• CTV Atlantic for Election 2013- October 8, 2013
Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• CTV Atlantic for Rae of Light
Trina McQueen Award - News Information Program
• CTV Atlantic for Seniors Surprise - December 18, 2013
Hugh Haugland Award - Creative Use of Video
• Global Halifax for The Owl Man
Digital Media Award
• CBC Newfoundland & Labrador for The Travelling Prostitute - Tales of the oldest profession in the new economy
Sports Award
• NTV for Reason for the Rink (Small/Medium Market)
Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
• 989XFM for 8 a.m. News-May 16, 2013 (Small Market)
• News 95.7 for The Morning News - Remembering Rehtaeh (Medium Market)
Dick Smyth Award - Use of Sound
• CBC Moncton for Redemption Story
Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• News 95.7 for North Dartmouth - A community worth fighting for (Small/Medium Market)
Dave Rogers Award - Long Feature
• CBC New Brunswick for Remembering Christopher Stannix - Every Day is Remembrance Day (Small/Medium Market)
Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
• News 95.7 for The Liberal Surge - Halifax Votes 2013
Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
• 590 VOCM for The Juliane Hibbs Story
Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• CBC PEI for Food Insecurity on P.E.I.
Adrienne Clarkson Award - Diversity
• CBC Cape Breton for The Polish Church
Sam Ross Award - Editorial Commentary
• News 95.7 for U is for underage - SMU Frosh Chant Under Fire

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.

Contact Information:

RTDNA Canada
Sherry Denesha
Operations Manager
(416) 756-2213

RTDNA Canada
Ian Koenigsfest
(604) 331-2790