TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2008 – Headlines in 2008 have been dominated by news of food-born disease outbreaks, the stigma attached to mental illness, backlogs in emergency rooms and the spread of superbugs like C. difficile. As the year draws to a close, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is asking reporters to look back over their work and enter the 11th annual Award for Excellence in Health-Care Reporting.
Each year, RNAO receives entries from media outlets across the province. Last year’s judges reviewed entries from CBC Radio, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Hamilton Spectator and More magazine.
Stories will be judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity and human interest/community impact. Please select an exceptional feature, news story, or radio/television broadcast that you feel should be recognized for its comprehensive treatment of nursing or health-care issues. You can also nominate a colleague for the award.
Entries must have been published in Ontario newspapers, or magazines, or broadcast on radio or television during the 2008 calendar year. Winners will receive their awards in April at the President's Banquet held during RNAO's annual general meeting.
For more information or an entry form, please visit: http://rnao.ca/about/awards/media-excellence .
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED AT RNAO HEAD OFFICE NO LATER THAN 4:30 p.m. FEBRUARY 20, 2009.
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practise in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has lobbied 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:
Marion Zych, Director of Communications
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario