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Press Release

National Conference 2012 - Yes, There's a web-based app for that!

Canada NewsWire

TORONTO, June 13, 2012 /CNW/ - RTDNA Canada - The Association of Electronic Journalists - is releasing a mobile app in advance of next week's National Conference being held in Toronto June 21-23, 2012.

The free app is web-based, so there is no need to download it from an app store. It is available now to be accessed by any smart phone or computer at the following link: http://rtdna50nationalconference2012.sched.org

"The RTDNA mobile app will allow everyone at the conference to plan their day, watch for special alerts and keep up with everything happening during the conference", said Peter Angione, RTDNA Conference Chair.  "Our newsrooms are adapting to the digital way of doing things, RTDNA needs to do the same thing. This is our first attempt at an app.  We hope everyone at the conference will give our mobile app a try and tell us what they like and don't like so we can make it even better in the future".

This year's National Conference theme is RTDNA@50 - The Future of Electronic Journalism. The mobile app was the project of Conference Chair Peter Angione and Digital Chair Andrew Lundy.

"This is 50th anniversary of our Association," says RTDNA Canada president Andy LeBlanc. "The National Conference will celebrate our history. The creation and launch of this digital app is one way to explore and contemplate our profession's future."

The conference will also include WIFI access for participants, and everyone is encouraged to be part of the conversation with @RTDNA_Canada using the #RTDNA@50 hashtag.

RTDNA Canada is the voice of electronic journalists and news managers in Canada.  The members of RTDNA Canada recognize the responsibility of electronic journalists to promote and to protect the freedom to report independently about matters of public interest and to present a wide range of expressions, opinions and ideas. The RTDNA Canada Code of Ethics, adopted by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, is used to measure fairness and accuracy in the profession.

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