Media Award

2017 recipient: Dr. Brian Goldman, host; Dawna Dingwall, senior producer; Jeff Goodes, producer; White Coat, Black Art for "Into the Breech", airing November 2, 2016.
Runner-up: Carly Weeks

Objective of the Award
To recognize a journalist who has demonstrated excellence in raising public awareness of Ontario midwives, midwifery issues and midwives’ contributions to the health care system in Ontario via print, radio, television and/or web-based media.

Eligibility Requirements

One entry per journalist can be submitted for consideration if it meets the following requirements:

  • The work deals with the subject of Ontario midwives or midwifery
  • The work has been published, distributed, produced or aired by an Ontario media outlet between January 1, 2017 and December 15, 2017
  • The work is aimed at the general public, and not published in a trade or specialty publication
  • Work which was originally written, broadcast or produced in a language other than English is welcomed. A translation into English must accompany the submission
  • Current AOM Board and AOM Staff members are ineligible for this award

Nomination Process:
AOM members, journalists or anyone who wishes to draw our attention to work which meets the criteria can contact the AOM's Communication department by December 15, 2017 to have the work considered.

AOM Communication Staff will select up to six pieces that they feel are most worthy of consideration for this award per year. They will submit nominations which will be reviewed by the Awards Task Force.  The Task Force will then recommend an award recipient to the Board of Directors, who will make the final selection. Awards will be presented at the Ontario Midwives Conference in May 2018.

Past Winners

Chaos and Courage - Midwives
Season 2, Episode 2), Jan 2015
Aboriginal People's Television Network
Awarded to director Ava Karvonen
and writer Tihemme Gagnon

White Coat, Black Art
CBC Radio, September 26, 2014
Awarded to host Brian Goldman
and producers Dawna Dingwall
and Jeff Goodes

Globe and Mail, July 10, 2013
Awarded to public health reporter
André Picard