Global News has been nominated for seven RTDNA Canada East Region awards for excellence in digital and broadcast journalism.
RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in audio, digital and video.
Nominations for Global News include TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market) for the commemoration of the one-year mark since the Nova Scotia mass shooting. Best Podcast for 13 Hours: Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre and Feature News for DNA Reunites Sisters by Shelley Steeves.
Two other Global News journalists were included in the nominations: Graeme Benjamin for OnTree Wheelchair Accessibility, the first wheelchair-accessible zip line located in Nova Scotia and Alexa MacLean for Halifax Encampment Evictions, which exposed emails outlining how Halifax officials planned to orchestrate police-led encampment evictions.
Global News was also nominated for its coverage of the 2021 Nova Scotia election under the Live Special Events category and Investigative Excellence for Broken Promises: First Nations Drinking Water Crisis in conjunction with APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) and the Institute for Investigative Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal.
The RTDNA Canada awards honour the best journalists, programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in video, audio and digital. Founded in 1962, RTDNA Canada sets standards for the field of broadcast journalism and includes members from radio, television and online journalists, news directors, producers, executives and educators.
Winners of the RTDNA Canada East Region awards will be announced during a virtual award ceremony Tuesday, May 24, co-hosted by Global News Morning anchor Paul Brothers.
Here are Global News’ seven nominations:
13 Hours: Inside the Nova Scotia Massacre
Multiplatform, Investigative Excellence
Broken Promises: First Nations Drinking Water Crisis
TV Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)
Halifax Encampment Evictions, Alexa Maclean
Excellence in Video
OnTree Wheelchair Accessibility, Graeme Benjamin
Feature News (Small/Medium Market)
DNA Reunites Sisters, Shelley Steeves
News – Live Special Events
TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market)
Global News at 6: First Anniversary of NS Mass Shooting, April 18