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Global News nominated for dozens of national RTDNA awards

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Global News has been nominated for 12 national RTDNA awards, including one nomination in every digital category.

Globalnews.ca was nominated for five different awards, including Death Behind Bars, an interactive series on life and death in Canadian prisons, which was nominated for the Dan McArthur Award. Coverage of the shooting in Moncton that left three RCMP officers dead was nominated for the Charlie Edwards Award for spot news, the sex offender map that Ontario didn’t want you to see was nominated for The Canadian Press Data Storytelling Award, and the Globalnews.ca website was nominated for the Digital Media Award.

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The Globalnews.ca series, Invisible Woundswas also named a finalist for the Ron Laidlaw Award in best continuing coverage. The in-depth series profiled several current and former members of the Canadian Forces to paint a picture of the military’s struggle with PTSD among its members. The series has been nominated for three other awards including a regional RTDNA award, the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Excellence in Journalism award, and the Canadian Association of Journalists Online Media award.

Global News’ investigative program 16×9 picked up four nominations for stories on the Jewish sect Lev Tahor, aging LGBT people in Canada, and The Unspooling Mind, a story on dementia patients in Canada. Director of Photography Kirk Neff was also nominated for creative use of video in The Day the Wave Came.

Global National was also nominated for three awards, two of which focused on the shooting in Ottawa which killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo as he stood guard at the National War Memorial. The national news program is also nominated for the Bert Cannings Award for best newscast.

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And Global News stations across the country have been nominated for over a dozen other awards: 

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature – Small/Medium Market: Focus Saskatchewan: “Heroes & Builders” – Global Regina (CFRE)

Dave Rogers Award – Long Feature – Large Market · Our Energy Future – Global BC · Court of Hope – Global News Calgary

Dave Rogers Award – Short Feature – Small/Medium Market · Splash Hazards – Global Regina (CFRE)

Adrienne Clarkson Award – Diversity · Focus Manitoba / Nov. 15, 2014: Northern Schools – Global News Winnipeg

Ron Laidlaw Award – Continuing Coverage · Moncton Shooting – Global New Brunswick

Digital Media Award – Falconer Trial – Global Halifax

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Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News · Stabbing Rampage: Mass Murder in Brentwood – Global News Calgary

Hugh Haugland Award – Creative use of Video · PTSD Art – Global Edmonton

Gord Sinclair Award – Live Special Events · ‘Canada Remembers’ – Global BC

Trina McQueen Award – News Information Program · Focus Ontario: Campaign Launch – Global Toronto

Sports Award – Small/Medium Market · Danhue Lawrence Profile – Global Lethbridge

Sports Award – Large Market · Goalie Gets Gear – Global BC

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast – Medium Market · Evening News: December 3rd, 2014 – Global Regina (CFRE)

Bert Cannings Award – Best Newscast – Large Market · Mass Murder December 30, 2014 – Global Edmonton

Sam Ross Award · Mob Mentality; Bob Layton Editorial – Global Edmonton

Ron Laidlaw Award · Mount Polley Mine Disaster – Global BC

Charlie Edwards Award – Spot News · Yaletown Shooting – Global BC

Data Storytelling Award · Ontario Drive Clean Investigation

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Global New Brunswick  – Digital Media Award – Small/Medium Market

Global Saskatoon Online – Global Saskatoon

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