Media Award




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, 2016 and December 31, 2016
  • 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 January 10, 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 Leadership Development Committee. The Committee will then recommend an award recipient to the Board of Directors, who will make the final selection. Awards will be presented at the AOM's Gala Award event on May 5, 2017.


Past Winners


2016:
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

2014:
Globe and Mail, July 10, 2013
Awarded to public health reporter
André Picard