WNYC led public media in the 2012 national Edward R. Murrow Awards announced June 12 by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
Among 17 pubcasting entities receiving Murrows for excellence in
electronic journalism, the New York station won three trophies for two
of its nationally distributed shows — Studio 360 and
Three pubcasting outlets received Murrows in two categories: BBC World
News, which won in the division for radio networks; Boston’s WBUR,
a winner among large-market radio stations; and WITF in Harrisburg,
Pa, scoring a double in the small-market radio division. Alabama
Public Radio also stood out among small market radio stations, taking
a Murrow for overall excellence.
Public stations winning national Murrows in large- and small-market radio divisions excelled during an earlier phase of RTDNA's annual journalism contest -- the regional Murrows awarded in 13 multistate contests this spring.
Public media news outlets won national Murrows across four divisions.
Radio networks: WNYC’s Studio 360, a coproduction with Public Radio International, for feature reporting and use of
sound, and Radio Rookies, writing; BBC World Service, hard
news reporting and news documentary; American Public Media’s
Marketplace, investigative reporting; and NPR, website.
Large-market radio stations: WBUR, investigative reporting and use of
sound; KUT in Austin, Texas, continuing coverage; WCPN in Cleveland,
feature reporting; WUSF in Tampa, Fla., news documentary; Mississippi
Public Broadcasting, news series; and WFAE in Charlotte, N.C.,
Small-market radio stations: WITF in Harrisburg, Pa., news series and
sports reporting; Alabama Public Radio, overall excellence; WBOI in
Fort Wayne, Ind., feature reporting; KUNC in Greeley, Colo.,
investigative reporting; WUFT in Gainesville, Fla., hard news
reporting; WSLU in Canton, N.Y., news documentary; and KSMU in
Springfield, Mo., writing.
Local online news operation: The Lens New Orleans and
the G.W. Williams Center for Independent Journalism in New Orleans,
investigative reporting; and the Texas Tribune in Austin, website.
The national Edward R. Murrow Awards have recognized outstanding
electronic journalism since 1971. This year’s winners will be
honored at the RTDNA Awards dinner in New York on
Editor's note: This blog post has been amended to include information omitted from RTDNA's announcement of national Murrow winners: Studio 360 is a coproduction of WNYC and Public Radio International.