CBC Montreal, Quebec receive 27 nominations for RTDNA journalism awards

CBC Montreal, Quebec win 10 RTDNA journalism awards

CBC's English-language journalists in Montreal and Quebec have received a total of 27 award nominations for their work in 2016 from RTDNA Canada, the Association of Electronic Journalists.

The RTDNA awards recognize journalistic excellence in individual reporting, as well as for programs and stations across radio, television and digital platforms.

"As our industry continues to weather a bombardment from many fronts, it is crucial to pause, regroup and celebrate outstanding Canadian journalism," said RTDNA Canada's president, Ian Koenigsfest, in announcing the finalists for Quebec and Ontario.

"All finalists should be proud of the exceptional work they have submitted for the RTDNA's prestigious awards; our industry is stronger because of them."

The number of nominations in a single year is a new record for CBC in Quebec, which received 26 nominations last year.

CBC's teams in Montreal and Quebec City went on to win five regional awards and two at the national level.

 "We're constantly striving to break stories and give the most complete coverage of breaking news, and to tell Quebecers' stories in an understandable and compassionate way," said managing editor Helen Evans. "So it's great to get the recognition of such an impressive number of nominations."

Digital nominations

CBC Montreal has received 10 nominations for its digital reporting:

In the category of Diversity:

In the category of Spot News:  

- Heritage building destroyed in Chinatown fire 

In the category of Data Storytelling: 

In the category of Digital Media, large market:

- the CBC Montreal website

In the category of Continuing Coverage:

​In the category of Editorial/Commentary:

- Benjamin Shingler on municipal politics: 375 years, pit bulls and a 'Happy Warrior'

- Jonathan Montpetit: PQ's identity crisis, systemic racism and hockey's culture wars

In the category of Live Special Events:

In the category of Sports Feature Reporting: 

Radio nominations

For its radio coverage, CBC Montreal received eight nominations, and CBC Quebec City received four:

In the category of Diversity:

- Montreal's Daybreak: Survivors of the 'Sixties Scoop'

- Quebec City: Facing justice: Canada's treatment of Indigenous offenders

In the category of Short Feature (large market):

- Montreal: Move over Tinder: Slow dancing for singles

In the category of Long Feature (small/medium market):

- Quebec City: Unique home care program for mentally ill patients

In the category of Long Feature (large market):

- Montreal: Dawson shooting survivors look back 10 years later

- Montreal: Two veterans, decades apart

In the category of Creative Use of Sound:

- Quebec City: High-flyin' Santa: 50 years of the Kuujjuaq Christmas Candy Drop

In the category of best Radio News Information Program:

- Montreal: Can a student go to English public school and end up bilingual?

- Quebec City: Six Quebecers killed in Burkina Faso terrorist attack

In the category of Continuing Coverage: 

- Montreal: Extreme neglect: Vacant, derelict buildings across Montreal

In the category of Sports Feature Reporting:

- Andie's All Stars: Fiona Robertson

Television nominations

In television, CBC Montreal received four nominations:

In the category of Diversity:

- Survivors of the 'Sixties Scoop'

In the category of Spot News:

- Montreal heritage building up in flames

In the category of Continuing Coverage:

- Controversial dog regulations hit Montreal after woman's death

The awards will be announced on April 22 in Toronto.