WLRN Wins 7 Regional Murrow Awards
WLRN News has won seven Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards including overall excellence, news documentary, hard news and feature reporting for 2019. It is tied with three other stations for the most regional awards of any news outlet in this year's competition.
The Murrow awards were created in 1971. The awards are named in honor of Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer who set the standard for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.
RTDNA's awards adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics.
WLRN News was recognized as winners for Region 13 (Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) in the following categories:
1. Large Market Station - Overall Excellence (listen to a montage here.)
2. Large Market Station - Continuing Coverage, Voting Rights Restoration: Tracking Florida's Amendment 4.
3. Large Market Station - Excellence in Social Media (view a collection here.)
4. Large Market Station - Feature Reporting: Guatemalan Girl Power: A Maya Baby Makes It To South Florida – And Life-Giving Surgery, by Tim Padgett.
5. Large Market Station - Hard News: Miami-Dade Police Who Witnessed Violent Arrest Of Black Woman Say She Was Not Disorderly, by Nadege Green.
6. Large Market Station - Multimedia (listen to a montage here.)
7. Large Market Station - News Documentary: Chartered: Florida's First Private Takeover of a Public School System, by Jessica Bakeman.
All regional winners move on to the national round in each category. RTDNA will announce those winners in June.