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Scholarships for Broadcast Journalism Students in Canada

  • Published: 2009-10-13 - Contact: RTNDF
  • Synopsis: Radio-television News Directors Association of Canada (RTNDF) announces establishment of a new scholarship.

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Radio-television News Directors' Association Of Canada (RTNDF) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of 660 News in Calgary, the new scholarship will be known as the 660 News Diversity Scholarship.

More Scholarship Opportunities for Canada's Broadcast Journalism Students

Radio-television News Directors' Association Of Canada (RTNDF) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new scholarship. Thanks to the generosity of 660 News in Calgary, the new scholarship will be known as the 660 News Diversity Scholarship.

"RTNDF is very excited about the addition of this new scholarship," said foundation president Ken Kingston. "It has been the foundation's goal to expand scholarship opportunities for Canada's next generation of broadcast journalists. We would like to thank News Director Audrey Whelan and everyone at 660 News and Rogers for making this scholarship possible."

The 660 News Diversity Scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in any year of a qualified Broadcast Journalism program, who submits a story, feature or series, which best explores the issue of diversity. Entries will be judged on editorial excellence,quality of production, quality of interviews, and relevance to a multicultural society.Stories or features that would be considered applicable for submission can include but is not limited to issues of concern to women, persons living with disabilities, Canada's aboriginal community, and persons of a visible minority.

With the addition of the 660 News Diversity Scholarship, RTNDF now provides seven scholarships annually to outstanding broadcast journalism students.

Information on the RTNDF scholarship program can be found on RTNDA Canada's website, www.rtndacanada.com.

For further information: Ken Kingston, RTNDF President, (902) 863-4580







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