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CBC journalists win multiple CAJ, RTDNA awards

CBC News scooped up several awards on Saturday recognizing national and regional journalism on topics including the Temporary Foreign Workers program, the controversial use of public resources by former Alberta premier Alison Redford and live coverage of 2014's National War Memorial and Parliament Hill shooting.

Former 'fifth estate' host Linden MacIntyre receives RTDNA Lifetime Achievement award

CBC Edmonton's coverage of former Alberta premier Alison Redford's decline and fall earned a 'best-in-show' Don McGillivray Award for investigative journalism from the Canadian Association of Journalists. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

CBC journalists scooped up several awards on Saturday honouring national and regional work, including multiple awards given to CBC Edmonton for a series of stories that exposed the controversial use of public resources by former premier Alison Redford.

At the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) national conference in Halifax, CBC picked up four awards, with the Don McGillivray Award for investigative journalism going to CBC Edmonton's Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell for "Aura of Power," their work on Redford. Their series also won the top prize in the community broadcast category.

In the Open Broadcast News division, the team of Enza Uda, Kathy Tomlinson and Robb Douglas from CBC's The National won for "Foreign Workers – McJobs."

CBC also took home the CWA Canada/CAJ Award for labour reporting, which was shared by Carla Turner, Dave Seglins, Gord Westmacott, Heather Evans, Jeremy MacDonald and John Nicol for their work "Rail Fatigue" on CBC Radio's World Report and The Current.

More awards

At the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) conference in Toronto on Saturday, CBC won several network and national awards for journalism.

Linden MacIntyre, the former host of CBC's the fifth estate, was honoured with the RTDNA's Lifetime Achievement Award. The Gord Sinclair Award for live special events went to CBC Radio's World Report and The Current for their Parliament Hill shooting special coverage.

CBCNews.ca won two awards for online coverage: The Charlie Edwards Award for spot news coverage of the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill shootings, and the Ron Laidlaw Award for continuing coverage for its reporting from Liberia on the Ebola crisis.

Coast-to-coast honours

CBC took home regional awards from coast to coast.

CBC Nova Scotia was honoured with the Dave Rogers Award for long television feature in a small or medium market for A Day in the Life of Nova Scotia, while CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition radio show took the large market long feature award for All in the Family.

CBC Montreal won the large market digital media award for its website.

CBC was also given two U.S.-based Edward R. Murrow Awards. CBC Toronto won the breaking news award for large market television for its coverage of the attacks at the National War Memorial and Parliament Hill, while CBC Edmonton added to its honours for its "Aura of Power" series.

"Not only do our awards demonstrate our ability to work together across media lines but across departmental lines, too," said a joint statement from Jennifer McGuire, the general manager and editor in chief of CBC News and regional centres, and Cindy Witten, the interim executive director of English radio services.


CBC News awards

CAJ 2015

Open Broadcast News

CBC News: The National – Foreign Workers - McJobs: Enza Uda, Kathy Tomlinson, Robb Douglas.

CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour Reporting CBC News: World Report and CBC Radio's The Current - Rail Fatigue — Carla Turner, Dave Seglins, Gord Westmacott, Heather Evans, Jeremy MacDonald, John Nicol

Community Broadcast

CBC News: Edmonton - Aura of Power — Charles Rusnell, Jennie Russell. Plus Don McGillivray Award for Investigative Journalism.

RTDNA 2015 – NATIONAL WINNERS

DIGITAL

CHARLIE EDWARDS AWARD – Spot News A Family Disappears - The Liknes-O'Brien Case and the Man Charged with Murder, CBC Calgary.

DAN MCARTHUR AWARD – In-depth/Investigative Polytechnique: Remember the 14 / Polytechnique Shooting 25th Anniversary, CBC Montreal

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDLarge market – CBC Montreal website, CBC Montreal.

RON LAIDLAW AWARD – Continuing Coverage The Alberta Flood: One Year Later - The Five People We Lost, CBC Calgary

RADIO

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Short Feature – Small/Medium – Girl from Away, CBC Prince Edward Island

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Short Feature – Large Market All in the Family, CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition.

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Long Feature – Small/Medium market – Motels of the Okanagan, CBC Kelowna

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Long Feature – Large market – Homecoming in Heart's Desire, CBC Edmonton

DAVE ROGERS AWARD -- Short Feature – Large market – The Early Edition

TELEVISION

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Long Feature – Small/Medium market A Day in the Life of Nova Scotia, CBC Nova Scotia

DAN MCARTHUR AWARD – In-depth/Investigative Aura of Power, CBC Edmonton

RTDNA 2015 – NETWORK AWARD WINNERS

Lifetime Achievement – Linden MacIntyre

DIGITAL

CHARLIE EDWARDS AWARD – Spot News Parliament Hill shooting, A day of chaos leaves soldier, gunman dead, CBCNews.ca

CHARLIE EDWARDS AWARD – Spot News – A Family Disappears, the Liknes-Obrien case, CBC Calgary

RADIO

RON LAIDLAW AWARD – Continuing Coverage – Ebola crisis: On the ground in Liberia, CBCNews.ca Radio

BYRON MACGREGOR AWARD – Best Newscast – Parliament Hill Shooting show CBC News: World at Six

CHARLIE EDWARDS AWARD – Spot News – Parliament Shooting CBC News: World Report

DAN MCARTHUR AWARD – In-depth/Investigative – Rail Fatigue in Canada, CBC News

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Short Feature – Teenage Self, CBC News: World at Six

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Short Feature – All in the Family, Early Edition

GORD SINCLAIR AWARD – Live Special Events – Parliament Shooting Special, CBC News: World Report and The Current, CBC Radio One

RON LAIDLAW AWARD – Continuing Coverage Canada and Syrian Refugees - Promises made, promises kept? CBC News

PETER GZOWSKI AWARD – Radio News Information Program — Diagnosis: Dementia, The Current, CBC Radio One

DICK SMYTH AWARD – CREATIVE USE OF SOUND — 'Cyborg' hears colours he cannot see, The Current, CBC Radio One

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Long Feature — A Divisive Device, The Current, CBC Radio One.

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Long Feature — Motels of the Okanagan, CBC Kelowna

CREATIVE USE OF SOUND — CBC Early Edition, Margaret Gallagher, Liam Britten

TELEVISION

ADRIENNE CLARKSON AWARD – Diversity — Return on Disability, CBC News: The National.

DAN MCARTHUR AWARD – In-depth/Investigative — Foreign Workers McJobs, CBC Vancouver.

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Long Feature April 15 — 12 Seconds in Boston CBC News - The National.

DAVE ROGERS AWARD – Short Feature Silver Cross Mother, CBC News — The National

RON LAIDLAW AWARD – Continuing Coverage – Canadian Jihadis, CBC News - The National

RADIO

SPORTS AWARD — National Radio Large Market — Never too old: 101-year-old javelin thrower — CBC Calgary.

2015 – EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS

Breaking News Award for Large Market Television – CBC Toronto - Ottawa shooting.

Investigative Reporting Award for Large Market Radio – CBC Edmonton - Aura of Power.

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