NPR claims five RTDNA National Murrow Awards
June 20, 2018
Led by NPR, public radio dominated the National Edward R. Murrow Awards, announced by the Radio Television Digital News Association on June 19.
NPR won five awards, the most of any news organization, for a range of reporting, including continuing immigration coverage and a moment-by-moment reconstruction of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. CPB-supported public radio stations claimed 25 of the 32 awards in the small and large market radio categories, including breaking news like WGCU’s coverage of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla., and KUOW’s coverage of the Amtrak derailment near Dupont, Wash.
Vermont Public Radio and WITF in Harrisburg, Pa., each won two awards, and WYPR in Baltimore won a Murrow for “Out of the Blocks: 2100 Edmondson,” a podcast developed through the CPB-supported Project Catapult boot camp run by PRX.
“These awards recognize the work that public media does every day to provide high-quality reporting to all Americans, whether they live in rural, small town or urban communities," said Kathy Merritt, CPB senior vice president, journalism and radio. "CPB is proud to support these winners and other national journalism and multimedia storytelling by public media stations and producers across the country.”
National Murrow award winners will be honored October 22 in New York. Here are the NPR and CPB-supported public media stations that won 31 awards.
- NPR, Washington, D.C.
Small Market Radio
- New Hampshire Public Radio, Overall Excellence
- WGCU Public Media (Fort Myers, Fla.), Hurricane Irma Hits Southwest Florida
- KBIA, Columbia, Mo., Urgent for Care: Can Missouri's Poorest County Keep Its Hospital Alive?
- WITF, Harrisburg, Pa.
- South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Vermillion, S.D., social media
- Community Idea Stations, Richmond, Va., Virginia Nonprofits Bring Theater to Life For Visually Impaired
- WNPR, Hartford, Conn., A Month After Maria, Efforts to Bring Clean Water To Remote Parts of Puerto Rico
- KAZU, Seaside, Calif., Reality of Possible Separation Sets in for American Children of Undocumented Parents
- Vermont Public Radio, Colchester, Vt.
- Some Immigrants Flee U.S., Knowingly Walking into Police Arrest in Canada
- Why Is Vermont so Overwhelmingly White?
- Alabama Public Radio, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Alabama Rural Health Care
- WFIU/WTIU News, Bloomington, Ind., May 24, 2017 Morning Newscast
- KUNR, Reno, Nev., Reno 1868 FC's Fan Base Is Growing Fast
- WUFT, Gainesville, Fla., WUFT.org
Large Market Radio
- KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Seattle, Wash., Amtrak Derailment
- Minnesota Public Radio News, Saint Paul, Minn., The Fatal Police Shooting of Justine Ruszczyk
- WFDD, Winston-Salem, N.C., Community Conversation on Mental Health
- WBUR, Boston, Mass., Boston's Free Speech Rally
- ideastream, Cleveland, Ohio, A Peek Inside the Collectibles Empire of Terry Kovel
- KCUR-FM, Kansas City, Mo., A New Kansas Museum Dares to Showcase Daredevil Evel Knievel
- WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Chicago, Ill., For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life in Prison
- KQED, San Francisco, Calif., Inside Santa Clara Jails, Predatory Bail Schemes Flourished for Years
- WYPR, Baltimore, Md., Out of the Blocks: 2100 Edmondson
- KUT, Austin, Texas, KUT.org
Small Market Television
- Wisconsin Public Television, Madison, Wis., Jaxon’s Wish