RTDNA AwardsOn April 23, RTDNA Canada announced 2015 Award winners to honour the best programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital in the Prairie provinces at an event held in Saskatoon. Gord Steinke from Global News Edmonton took home a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding service and continued excellence during the course of his career in broadcast journalism. CBC was the big winner in the radio division, in the TV division, it was Global. 

Prairie Region Lifetime Achievement Award Winners:

Murray Wood – Rawlco Radio
Gord Steinke – Global News Edmonton

Here are the Winners for the 2015 RTDNA Awards:

Digital

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

CBC Edmonton, Stopped For Being Aboriginal

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

CBC Saskatchewan, Putting a Name to the Murdered and Missing

Data Storytelling Award

CBC News Manitoba, Manitoba Jails Bursting at the Seams

Digital Media Award – Large Market

CTV Calgary, Decision Alberta 2015

Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market

CBC North, CBC North Digital

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

CBC Saskatchewan, Domestic Homicides, a wake up call

Sports Award (Large Market)

CBC Edmonton, Kanada Girl

Multiplatform

Dan McArthur Award – In-depth/Investigative

CBC Edmonton, Deadly Secrets: Canada’s EMS Crisis

Radio

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

CBC Edmonton, Death by Patricide

Byron MacGregor Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

Newcap Radio, Big Dog 103.5 9 AM News

Byron MacGregor Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

News Talk 980 CJME, CJME Morning News

Byron MacGregor Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

CBC Calgary, CBC Calgary Morning Newscast

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

680 CJOB, Gunned Down on Kanaston

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

News Talk 980 CJME, In Reserve – Saskatchewan’s Civilian Soldiers

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Short Feature

680 CJOB, Would You Give This Man Money?

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

CBC North, Thawing Permafrost: Jean Marie River

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

CBC Edmonton, Tricks Trump Danger on Edmonton Streets

Dick Smyth Award – Creative Use of Sound

CBC Calgary, The Mighty Mobile

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

CBC Calgary, Alberta Votes 2015

Peter Gzowski Award – Radio News Information Program

CBC Edmonton, Muck or Marvel: The True Story of the North Saskatchewan River

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

News Talk 650 CKOM, Special Coverage of Saskatchewan Wildfires

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

TSN 1290, Violence Against Women

Sports Award (Large Market)

CBC Edmonton, Made for Manny

Television

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity

Global Calgary, Witness Blanket

Bert Cannings Award (Small Market) – Best Newscast

Global Lethbridge, Blairmore Amber Alert

Bert Cannings Award (Medium Market) – Best Newscast

Global Regina CFRE, The Evening News

Bert Cannings Award (Large Market) – Best Newscast

Global Calgary, Stadium Plaza Fire

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News

Global Edmonton, Macs Murders

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

CBC North, A Shifting Balance

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Short Feature

Global Calgary, Life and Death Decisions

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

CHAT TV, Prepared to Protect

Dave Rogers Award (Large Market) – Long Feature

Global News Winnipeg, Focus Manitoba: Women Redefined

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events

Global Calgary, Decision Alberta 2015

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative Use of Video

CTV Edmonton, Art Battle

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage

Global Calgary, Taxi Assault

Sam Ross Award – Editorial / Commentary

Global Edmonton, Mirror, Mirror in the Wall

Sports Award (Small/Medium Market)

CTV News Regina, Gabby – Meeting a Hero

Sports Award (Large Market)

Global Edmonton, Busy Sports Mom

Trina McQueen Award – Television News Information Program

CTV Regina, Indigenous Circle

About RTDNA Canada

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