The RTDNA or Radio Television Digital News Association is a key organization for us today in the media world. Their main function is to maintain journalistic ethics and protect the free speech of broadcast journalists in the digital world. The Association is made up of over 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. The organization was founded in 1946 and its purpose was to set standards of news gathering and reporting. They want to spread the idea of responsible and respectful journalism across the country and reward those for doing so.
One example of this is not too far away from us on the campus of The University of South Dakota. Taylor Moore is a senior Contemporary Media and Journalism major at the University of South Dakota. He is an anchorman for their local news broadcast on campus and also served as a sports commentator. Though his work as reporter for Coyote News he was able to win the Ed Bradley Scholarship through the RTDNA. Ed Bradley was an African American journalist who had won a lifetime achievement award from the RTDNA in 2005 through his work to support the First Amendment rights guaranteed in the constitution.
To see the long list of Awards and Scholarships given to journalists by the RTDNA, please visit https://www.rtdna.org/channel/awards
The RTDNA rewards those going above and beyond in electronic journalism through the Edward R. Murrow Awards and also provides its members training on how to be an ethical and outstanding journalist. Through the RTDNA anybody can improve their skills in journalism and protecting their First Amendment rights.
If you are interested in joining the RTDNA, please visit https://rtdna.site-ym.com/page/join
If you would like to simply donate and support the RTDNA, please visit https://rtdna.networkforgood.com/