About the award

For the student exhibiting the highest level of excellence in broadcast journalism based on the first year of study in the MJ program.

With its  launch in 1989, CBC Newsworld – now CBC News Network – gave Canadians their first dedicated 24-hour news channel.

The founding head of Newsworld, responsible for the development and operation of the network, was Joan Donaldson, a highly respected senior journalist who also taught at Ryerson. “There’s no magic about television,” she told Maclean’s magazine after Newsworld went to air. “Television is 95-per-cent sweat.”

2016 CBC News Network Award
2016 CBC News Network Award

Mark Mietkiewicz, Senior Manager, CBC News, with 2016 winner Brittany Spencer.

Mark Mietkiewicz, Senior Manager, CBC News, with 2016 winner Brittany Spencer.

2015 CBC News Network Award
2015 CBC News Network Award

2015 winner Victoria Chan with presenter Jack Nagler, Director of Journalistic Public Accountability and Engagement, CBC.

2015 winner Victoria Chan with presenter Jack Nagler, Director of Journalistic Public Accountability and Engagement, CBC.

Past Winners

2017    Laura Howells

2016    Brittany Spencer

2015    Victoria Chan

2014    Michelle LePage

2013    Samantha Fernandes

2012    Amanda De Souza

2011    Robert Parker

2010    Krista Simpson

2009     Alexandra Hunnings