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Sheridan Broadcast Journalism Students win RTDNA Awards

May 31, 2013

Four students among winners of prestigious industry association awards

For Immediate Release: May 31, 2013
Oakville, ON

Several Sheridan Broadcast Journalism students are among the winners of the prestigious Radio and Television News Directors Association (RTDNA) Awards, which will be presented in Toronto on June 14, 2013.

Justin Grant, Nathan Peters and James Garcia will be awarded the COLD-FX Scholarship, which is presented for a medical news story or feature designed for television or radio that demonstrates an ability to grasp medical issues and presents complicated information in a clear and compelling way.

The team won for their feature story, The Hidden Cost of Red Bull, which examines the energy drink epidemic and the potential dangers of over-consumption.

Katie Breen, a native of Newfoundland, is the winner of the Broadcasters of Atlantic Canada Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a student from Atlantic Canada who plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.  Katie submitted two videos as part of her submission for the award, including a feature story on the Royal Winter Fair.

The awards include a plaque, $2,000 cash prize, and invitation to the annual RTDNA conference.

About Sheridan

Sheridan’s Faculty of Animation, Arts and Design is the largest arts school in Canada. The wide range of programming – from animation to gaming, illustration to music theatre, and photography to crafts and design – results in a dynamic and stimulating learning environment.  The Broadcast Journalism program is a 2-year diploma that provides hands-on learning in reporting and writing, research, producing, editing, camera and sound.  Students learn by doing – producing live newscasts, podcasts, newsmagazine segments and documentaries.  Second year includes an internship at a professional media outlet.

About RTDNA Canada

RTDNA Canada is a progressive organization offering a forum for open discussion and action in the broadcast news industry. The Association speaks for the leaders of Canada's radio and television news operations on the issues that impact the newsroom. RTDNA fosters education, career development, national and regional awards recognition, and active dialogue with the membership.

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