2024 East Region Awards Finalists

RTDNA Canada Announces 2024 East Region Awards Finalists



Halifax, NS (June 10, 2024) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize excellence in digital and broadcast journalism with the Regional Awards of Excellence.


RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, platforms, stations, and news gathering organizations in audio, digital and video.


Regional awards winners will be announced on TBC.


Congratulations to the finalists for their excellent work!


2024 RTDNA Awards East Region Finalists





Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CityNews Halifax           The Tantallon Wildfire


Excellence in Editing

CBC Atlantic     Living Wake


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC NL            Finding purpose after Fiona       

CBC P.E.I.        Discovering La Chandeleur       

VOCM News     VOCM  One on One with Stockton Rush


News – Live Special Events

CityNews Halifax           Tantallon Wildfires: The Todd Veinotte Show


Radio Newscast (Small/Medium Market)

CityNews Halifax           Maine Mass Shooting: 2023-10-23, 8:00

VOCM News                 VOCM at Noon June 19th





Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Nova Scotia          Local state of emergency declared as forest fire rages near Halifax


Excellence in Data Storytelling

CBC Nova Scotia          Police and Public Trust

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador          The N.L. government has been downplaying COVID-19 deaths for months


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

Global News     Rising living costs have left Nova Scotians feeling priced out: ‘I struggle’

CBC News        Here’s looking at you, squid



CBC P.E.I.        Stop asking Black people to perform emotional labour during Black History Month


Overall Excellence in Digital

CBC P.E.I.        CBC P.E.I.: 2023 in review        

CTV Atlantic      CTV News Atlantic: Highlights of 2023





Continuing Coverage (Small/Medium Market)

CBC NL                        Police & Public Trust: Ariana Kelland, Rob Antle

CBC New Brunswick      Policy 713: Gender identity, schools and parental rights   

CTV Atlantic                  Nova Scotia Floods


Enterprise Journalism (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Atlantic Investigative Unit   Sheltered         

Global News     On The Brink: Affordability in Nova Scotia


Investigative Excellence

CBC NL            Walking the Line: Ariana Kelland, Katie Breen, Angela Gilbert

CBC P.E.I.        UPEI’s moment of reckoning





Audio-Visual Storytelling

CTV Atlantic                  Secrets of Clay  Finding Feelings in Art

CBC Nova Scotia          Explore the magic of costumes and characters at Hal-Con 2023: Victoria Levack

CBC P.E.I.                   Family of woman killed in P.E.I. crash shares grief, with hope it sends a message to Islanders         


Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CTV Atlantic      Nova Scotia Wildfires: Suburban Communities Evacuated

Global News     NS Flash Flooding


Excellence in Editing

CBC Nova Scotia          Why launch a rocket industry in rural Nova Scotia?


Excellence in Sports Reporting

CTV Atlantic                  Road to Boston: A Look Inside Qualifying for & Running the Boston Marathon

CBC North – Nunavut     A Champion’s Carving  

CTV Atlantic                  Experience of a Lifetime: NAIG Brings Hockey Player to the Medicine Game


Excellence in Video

CBC New Brunswick      A Careful Mission: Meet the harbour pilots who guide huge ships into Saint John’s difficult port


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Newfoundland & Labrador Inside the Grace: How a toxic building is being safely torn down  

CTV Atlantic                              Fowl Friendship: Unlikely Duo Turns Heads in Hammonds Plains

CTV Atlantic                              Family in Transition      


News – Live Special Events    

CBC New Brunswick      Canada Games TV Special       

CBC Nova Scotia          CBC Nova Scotia News: Wildfire News Special



CTV Atlantic      Murphy’s Logic: Analysis of the MCC Report Findings


TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market)

CTV Atlantic      Nova Scotia Floods: Rainfall & Ruin

CBC P.E.I.        CBC News: Compass   

Global News     Hurricane Lee Makes Landfall, 16-Sep-23


VJ – Video

CBC New Brunswick      Poet strives to show Black history’s place in New Brunswick        

Global News                 Megan King: Air Show Atlantic Returns

CTV Atlantic                  Life on the Streets: Grassroots Advocate Helps the Homeless



About RTDNA Canada


RTDNA Canada is a progressive organization offering a forum for open discussion, best practices, educational information, and industry news. The Association speaks for the leaders and members of Canada’s radio, television, and digital news operations on issues that impact news coverage and journalists. RTDNA Canada fosters training, career development, national and regional awards recognition, and active dialogue with the membership.


The RTDNA Code of Journalistic Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in our profession.


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Contact Information:



Dan Appleby

East Region, Co-Chair, RTDNA Canada



Rhonda Brown

East Region, Co-Chair, RTDNA Canada



RTDNA Canada