CBC Calgary journalists nominated for 16 regional RTDNA awards

Journalists at CBC Calgary have been nominated for 16 Radio Television Digital News Association awards in the prairie region. 

The RTDNA awards recognize and honour the best work produced in broadcast and digital journalism. 

“I’m not only proud of the number of my colleagues who were nominated, but also for the range of stories recognized across all platforms. We were shortlisted for breaking news and ongoing coverage, for stories of COVID and coal mining and orphan wells, but also for features on violin makers and mural festivals,” said Helen Henderson, senior director of journalism and programming for CBC Calgary and southern Alberta.

“We had success in the digital realm, in radio, with visual storytelling and on social platforms. In yet another tough year for Calgary, I believe we served our audiences with excellence in journalism.”

These are the CBC submissions that were nominated as prairie region award finalists.


U.S. president-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline permit on his first day in office, sources confirmed to CBC News. (Kyle Bakx/CBC)

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(Chart: John Santos & Robson Fletcher)


Consumers who have reached out to CBC Calgary have expressed concern about the cost of buying beef at the grocery store, like the steaks seen in this file photo. (J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press)

Inside two meat plants scarred by COVID-19

11 months ago

Duration 8:54

A COVID-19 outbreak at an Alberta slaughterhouse claimed three lives. A year later, at another plant, it happened again. Find out why as CBC speaks to affected workers, who we have agreed to not name as they fear it could impact their jobs. 8:54


Social messages part of BUMP festival murals

9 months ago

Duration 2:24

Artists are adding to Calgary’s mural collection over the next few weeks as part of this year’s BUMP Festival. This year many are using their art to draw attention to social issues that are close to them and their communities. 2:24

  • Audio-Visual Storytelling (Large Market): Social messages part of BUMP festival murals: Dan McGarvey/James Young 

High River violin maker shaping new generation of instrument builders

4 months ago

Duration 4:08

Classically trained musician Chris Sandvoss not only wanted to find a way to make his instrument sing, but also where its character and personality came from. He became so good at making violins that he made it his full time job. Now he’s passing on that knowledge through a school in High River. 4:08

  • Excellence in Video: Violin Maker school: Monty Kruger 


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