The RTDNA Canada has named its finalists for excellence in electronic journalism for the BC Region.
CKNW has been nominated for six awards.
This includes the highly coveted Byron MacGregor Award for Best Newscast for Laura Baziuk and Shane Woodford’s work announcing the results of the 2015 Metro Vancouver Transit & Transportation Plebiscite.
Our team coverage of Election Night: Decision 2015 earned a nomination for the Gord Sinclair Award for Live Special Events.
Assistant News Director Charmaine de Silva and host Drex are nominated for their piece on “Coming Out.”
The story of a Metro Vancouver teen’s viral on-line post shares his pain after telling his parents he is gay, and spurred others to share their own stories.
“Coming Out” is up for the Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award.
Reporter Shelby Thom and host Simi Sara are up for the Dave Rogers Award for a Short Feature, for coverage of the “Langley Book Award.”
Despite taking away the award, Indigo offered a $10K donation to a Langley inner city school after the report aired.
CKNW also received a nod for the Dave Rogers Award for our Long Feature on “Aging Alone.”
Charmaine de Silva looked at the lives of seniors who live, struggle and thrive, alone in Vancouver.
Host Simi Sara is also up for the Sam Ross Award for Editorials and Commentaries for her comment on terrorism.
This is the same award she won last year.
RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and news gathering organizations in radio, television and digital.