RTDNA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism for both national and network awards, presented in Toronto on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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The Global News family is celebrating big wins at the annual Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) National and Network Awards, including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall News Excellence in Network Television.

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From a gala event in Toronto last evening, CTV News properties were honoured at the annual RTDNA national conference of Canada’s electronic journalists and news managers. CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME was once again presented with the distinguished Bert Cannings Award for Best Network Newscast. In total, CTV News received nine awards this evening, bringing the tally of National and Regional RTDNA Awards to 33 for the organization this year. 

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The Association of Electronic Journalists – is pleased to announce that Kayla Hounsell has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 RTDNA Canada President’s Fellowship. The Fellowship of up to $3,000 is offered annually to a working electronic journalist to attend a seminar at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Poynter offers an assortment of seminars on issues ranging from Leadership and Management, to Reporting Writing and Editing, to Ethics and Diversity, among others.

Hounsell, a reporter/week-end anchor at CTV Atlantic in Halifax, has covered a lot of ground in her short career. “Kayla’s work experience, her volunteer commitments and her passion to continue to grow and garner knowledge make her the perfect candidate for the President’s Fellowship”, said Ian Koenigsfest, RTDNA Canada President.  “I’m sure whatever Kayla learns at Poynter, she will quickly be passing on that information to her colleagues as she is a strong believer in professional development and re-invigorating journalism.”

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