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Ontario journalists can now submit stories for RNAO’s Media Awards

2018-12-19

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2018 ¬ In a era in which the media is too often criticized and even threatened for seeking truth, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) will highlight the best coverage of nursing and health care in our province by honouring journalists through its annual Media Awards.

Journalists are invited to submit entries published or broadcast in Ontario in 2018 that will be judged by a committee of journalists and nurses at RNAO, an association that shapes health policy in Ontario and around the world.

Previous winners include journalists from major media outlets such as CTV News, the Ottawa Citizen, and CBC Radio as well as smaller news outlets such as Watershed magazine and the Etobicoke Guardian for coverage that ranged from cuts to nursing staff to post-traumatic stress disorder among first responders.

Submission for the Media Awards must be received via the online submission form no later than Friday, Jan. 11, 2019.

This year’s categories are:

Community newspaper
• Best news coverage
• Best in-depth feature or series

Daily newspaper
• Best news coverage
• Best in-depth feature or series

Radio
• Best news coverage
• Best in-depth feature or series

Television
• Best news coverage
• Best in-depth feature or series

Magazine
• Best story

Online
• Best story

Winners will be announced later this winter, and awards will be handed out at the President’s Banquet during RNAO’s Annual General Meeting in April 2019.

Only one entry per person will be accepted. For full criteria and to fill out an entry form, please visit: 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:

Jonathan Sher, Senior Communications Officer/Writer
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)
Phone: 416-408-5606 / 1-800-268-7199 ext. 250
Cell: (647) 217-2689
jsher@RNAO.ca