TORONTO, April 1, 2004 – Health beat reporters are getting a lot of ink these days, feeding the public’s appetite for more in-depth coverage of nursing and health-care issues. Many of the stories are compelling, and some go beyond mere fact-finding to explore the troubles of a system that touches all of our lives.
To recognize the importance of the journalist’s voice, and the essential role these writers play in promoting education and healthy public debate, the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) will hand out awards to the seven successful journalists in this year’s Award for Excellence in Health-Care Reporting.
The winners will be presented with their awards during the President’s Banquet at RNAO’s annual general meeting, Friday, April 23, at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre, 8500 Warden Ave., Markham.
RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses wherever they practice 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.
The winners of the 2004 Award for Excellence in Health-Care Reporting: