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RNAO's annual Media Awards competition is now open

2014-12-08

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2014 ¬– The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is once again inviting reporters, editors and producers to submit their best nursing and health stories to its annual Media Awards competition.

RNAO’s Media Awards honour outstanding journalism that helps to inform, analyze and contribute to a better understanding of nursing, health and the health-care system. These are just some of the topics that have captured headlines in the past year: medical tourism (the practice of generating revenue by soliciting patients from abroad), physician-assisted death and euthanasia, and our nation's flailing home-care system.

Past winners include journalists from media outlets such as the Ottawa Citizen, the Hamilton Spectator, Global News, and CBC Radio's World at Six.

The association is encouraging journalists from across Ontario to submit work that covers a nursing or health topic. This year’s categories are:

Daily newspaper

  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature
  • Best series

Community newspaper

  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature

Magazine

  • Best story

Radio

  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature

Television

  • Best news story
  • Best in-depth feature

Online

  • Best story

Exceptional reporting on an RN/nursing issue

  • Best story

Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers, magazines, online publications or broadcast on radio or television during the 2014 calendar year. Stories are judged on content, writing, creativity and their impact on communities. Winners will receive their awards in April 2015 at the President’s Banquet of RNAO’s 90th Annual General Meeting.

Submissions must be received at RNAO’s head office (158 Pearl St., Toronto, Ont., M5H-1L3) no later than Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. Only one entry per person/per category will be accepted.

For more information, or to fill out an entry form, please visit: www.RNAO.ca/mediaaward

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. For more information about RNAO, visit our website at RNAO.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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For more information about the awards, please contact:

Melissa Di Costanzo, Communications Officer/Writer
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Phone: 416-408-5606 / 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250
mdicostanzo@RNAO.ca