Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's award season, and we scored big!

It feels like it's been a while since I've won any awards for my work -- number-one chart rankings at onlinemusicnetwork.ca aside -- but today some big news came down from the RTDNA (formerly RTNDA, in a name change I've yet to make sense of).

My colleagues and I in the Rogers Atlantic news-radio cluster cleaned up in a large way this year!

Byron MacGregor Award - Best Newscast
• News91.9 Moncton for The Afternoon News (Small Market)
• News 95.7 Halifax for The Morning News (Medium Market)

Charlie Edwards Award - Spot News
• News 95.7 Halifax for Ships Start Here

Dave Rogers Award - Short Feature
• News 95.7 Halifax for Will and Kate on PEI (Medium Market)

Gord Sinclair Award - Live Special Events
• News 95.7 Halifax for Canada Votes 2011

Peter Gzowski Award - News Information Program
• News 95.7 Halifax for Stand Against Bullies

Ron Laidlaw Award - Continuing Coverage
• News 91.9 Moncton for Romero Cormier on Trial

As far as my role, well, The Will and Kate on PEI piece (Best Short Feature) was mine, so yay for me. I'll link below to the YouTube video I did after the PEI trip. Ships Start Here (Spot News) was Amy Arts and me reporting from an eventful day at the Irving Halifax Shipyard when it was announced that Halifax would get the biggest part of the national shipbuilding procurement contract. I worked on Canada Votes 2011 (Live Special Events) at the regional desk. And, chances are, I had some hand, however small, in the Best Newscast.

Congratulations to everyone in the News95.7 Halifax, News88.9 Saint John and News91.9 Moncton family for a job well done in 2011.

The Atlantic Region RTDNA conference will be held April 14th.

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