Global News wins 24 RTDNA Awards, up for 12 more

In the past year, GlobalNews.ca has become the fastest-growing news website in Canada, and over the weekend, Global News as a whole won a whopping 24 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Awards.

Among the many accolades, GlobalNews.ca, in conjunction with Global News Radio 680 CJOB and Global News Winnipeg, won the Dan McArthur Award for excellent multiplatform, in-depth or investigative coverage for their work on the Robin Milne medical bills story.

“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.”

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Global News is also up for nine network RTDNA Awards for its stellar digital and multiplatform reporting of recent world events. The coverage doesn’t stop at Canada’s borders, though. From the Las Vegas shooting to the comprehensive look at the deadly and destructive 2017 hurricane season, Global News was there. On the broadcast side, Global News and Global News Radio are also up for three radio and TV awards, for a total of 12.

At home, Global News closely examined the Edmonton terror attack, analyzed the Canadian middle class and cultural appropriation, and shared shocking discoveries about Canada’s “toxic secret.”

“I am immensely proud of the work that we as a news organization produce every day,” said Troy Reeb, Senior Vice President, News, Radio & Station Operations at Corus Entertainment.

The complete list of finalists is below. Network winners will be announced at the RTDNA Canada 2018 National Conference & Awards Gala on May 25 and 26 in Toronto.

2018 RTDNA Awards Network Finalists

Digital

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

CBC Montreal, Quebec City Mosque Attack
Global TV, Edmonton Terror Attack
Global TV, Las Vegas Shooting

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

CBC Manitoba, Seeking Asylum
CBC News, Crossing into Canada
HuffPost Canada, NDP Leadership Race

Data Storytelling Award

CBC News, Census 2016
Discourse Media, In Search of Canada’s Elusive Shadow Population
Global TV, What is Canada’s Middle Class

Digital Media Award

CBC News, Total Eclipse 2017
CTV News, Canada C3 Expedition
International Reporting Program, Surviving the City

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

CBC News, Dancing Towards the Light
HuffPost Canada, Born and Raised
VICE Media Canada, My Brother: Pro Hockey’s First Transgender Player

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

CBC News, Visit Vimy with Peter Mansbridge
Global TV, Deadly Hurricane Season 2017
Global TV, Solar Eclipse

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

CBC News, Omar Khadr might be Entitled to a Settlement, but it’s Wrong to Say He ‘Deserves’ It
Global TV, Cultural Appropriation
HuffPost Canada, Blogs and Opinion

Podcast Award

CBC Original Podcasts, Someone Knows Something – Dee & Moore
CBC Radio, On Drugs, Miltown: The Forgotten Pharma Game-Changer
Sportsnet, At the Letters: The Fall of ‘87

Social Media Award

CBC News Social Team, From Danger to Despair: Life for Refugees on the Streets of Serbia
Global TV, Toxic Secret
VICE Media Canada, VICE Talks Weed with Justin Trudeau

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

CBC News, Throwing it All Away
CBC North, 2017 North American Indigenous Games
Sportsnet, Beyond the Beast: How the Oil Barons are Helping Fort McMurray Rebuild

Multiplatform

In–depth or Investigative – Dan McArthur Award

CBC Manitoba, Workplace Fatalities
Global News, Toronto Star, National Observer, University of Regina, Concordia University, Ryerson University, UBC, Price of Oil
Global TV, Who’s Watching? Ontario’s Probation System ‘a joke,’ say Offenders

Innovation Award

CBC News, A City Destroyed: The Halifax Explosion, 100 Years Later
CTV News, Canada C3 Expedition
CTV News, Former ISIS Sex Slave on her Journey to New Life in Canada

Radio

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

CBC News, The World at Six, A Desperate Search
CBC News, World Report, London Tube Attack
CBC Radio One, As It Happens, Las Vegas Shooting

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

CBC News, The World at Six, Crisis in South Sudan
CBC News, The World at Six, No Home for Rohingyas
CBC Radio One, ‘I Have No Right to Look Away’: Doctor Says World Needs to Know Plight of Rohingya Refugees

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

CBC Radio Network Talk, The Doc Project, Up Close: Personal Stories from Black Women
CBC Radio One, The Current, ‘I Want to Understand’: Ottawa Police Sergeant Openly Apologizes for Racist Comments
CBC Radio One, Ideas, Us and Them: Diversity, Division and a World of Difference

Long Feature – Dave Rogers Award

CBC Manitoba, Miles Apart
CBC News, The World at Six, Selling Elephants
CBC Radio Network Talk, The Doc Project, These Girls Will Stop at Nothing to Get their Own Hockey Team

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

CBC News, CBC Radio News Special: Vimy @ 100
CBC News, World Report, Women’s March

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

CBC Radio One, Day 6, Ryan McMahon’s 12-Step-Guide to Decolonization
CKNW, Charles Adler Tonight, Finding Hope in Tragedy

Radio News Information Program – Peter Gzowski Award

CBC Radio, On Drugs, Opioids, Addiction and our Troubled History with Pain
NEWSTALK1010, Gord Downie Passes: John Moore

Radio Newscast – Byron MacGregor Award

CBC News, The World at Six, A Deadly Day
CBC News, The World This Weekend, Hurricane Irma
CBC News, World Report, Trump Inauguration

Short Feature – Dave Rogers Award

CBC News, The World at Six, Toby’s Apology
The Canadian Press, Khadr’s Medic: Colin Perkel
The Canadian Press, La Loche Remembered: Chris Purdy

Sound – Dick Smyth Award

CBC News, The World at Six, Trump Inauguration
CBC News, The World This Weekend, Women’s March
The Canadian Press, Parkinson’s – Alternate Therapies

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

CBC News, The World This Weekend, Indigenous Sprinter

Television

Breaking News – Charlie Edwards Award

CTV News, Earthquake in Mexico
CTV News Channel, London Bridge Terror Attack
CTV News Channel, Quebec City Mosque Shooting
Global News, Global National, Battered by Irma

Continuing Coverage – Ron Laidlaw Award

CBC News, The National, Rohingya Muslim Crisis
CBC News, The National, South Sudan Famine
CTV News, Seeking Asylum in Canada

Diversity – Adrienne Clarkson Award

CBC News, The National, A Desperate Journey
CBC News, The National, Dancing Towards the Light
CTV W5, Electric Pow Wow

Long Feature – Dave Rogers Award

CBC News, The National, Canada’s Silent Shame
CBC News, The National, The Ruins of Raqqa
CPAC, Pillars of Democracy: Legally Married

News-Live Special Events – Gord Sinclair Award

CBC News Special Presentation, Canada Day 2017
CBC North, Nunavut Votes 2017
CTV News, Prince Harry: Journey to Invictus
CTV News, Vimy Remembered: The 100th Anniversary

Opinion and Commentary – Sam Ross Award

CTV News, Climate of Hate
CTV News, Essay: Power of the People
Global News, Global National, A Reckoning for the Powerful
Your Morning, CTV, Your Morning: My Body is Not Your Concern

Short Feature – Dave Rogers Award

CBC News, The National, Border of Desperation
CTV News, James Sydney Battis at Vimy Ridge
CTV News, Refugee Kids – Portraits of Pain

Sports – Feature Reporting Award

CBC Sports, Andre De Grasse: Off & Running
CTV W5, Personal Foul
TSN, Sound of Thunder

Sports – Live Special Events Awards

CBC Sports, 2017 World Track & Field Championships
TSN, 2017 Grey Cup
TSN, 2017 MLS Cup

TV News Information Program – Trina McQueen Award

CBC Television, The Fifth Estate, The Disappearance of Dylan Koshman
CTV W5, Episode: 51-30: 48 Hours
CTV W5, Episode: 52-02: Jet Lagged | Mesh Misery

TV Newscast – Bert Cannings Award

CBC News, The National, December 7, 2017
CBC News Network, CBC News Network with Ian Hanomansing
CTV News, CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme

Video – Hugh Haugland Award

CBC News, The National, Disappearing Giants
CBC News, The National, Operation Double Barrell… Reloaded
CTV W5, Unconquered, Invictus Games Special

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