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DISCLOSURE: The authors and editors of this article are employees of South Florida Public Media, the nonprofit that operates WLRN News.

The Miami-Dade County school district has opened the bidding process for entities that could manage WLRN public radio and television stations.

Melody Thelwell, chief procurement officer for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, led a meeting Monday to present a nonbinding request for proposal (RFP), which begins the process for organizations and companies to place bids.

DATE: Tuesday, May 7, 2019. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

LOCATION: The Graham Center at Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33199. 

WHO: Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Elizabeth Béjar; Director for Business Career Management John Nykolaiszyn; students Apriah Williams, Olga Bentacourt, Joseph Burns and Adrian Figueroa.

WLRN Wins 11 Regional Murrow Awards

Apr 23, 2019

WLRN News has won 11 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including excellence in sound, sports reporting, breaking and hard news for 2018. 

The Murrow awards were created in 1971 by the Radio Television Digital News Organization. The awards are named in honor of Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer who set the standard for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.

The RTDNA recognizes and highlights stories that interest and provide a space for open discussion to the public. All recognized adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics.

WLRN was recognized with four National Headliner Awards for its 2018 news coverage.

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City and it's one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

WLRN's work competed with news organizations of diverse sizes from around the country and it was recognized in the following categories: 

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters

WLRN News won 14 awards in the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters competition for work completed during 2018, including station of the year, and for breaking news and digital programming.

The awards were announced on Saturday, April 13, at a gala event in Orlando.

Here are WLRN’s winners:

First Place:

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DISCLOSURE: The author and editors of this article are employees of South Florida Public Media, the nonprofit that operates WLRN News.

The Miami-Dade County school board will soon take action that could determine the future of WLRN, South Florida's public radio and television stations, considering several options that include the unlikely but possible move of selling its broadcast license.

The Suncoast Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized WLRN-TV with a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award for "Inside the Mind of a Comic Creator." 

The announcement came during the 42nd Annual Suncoast Emmy Awards Ceremony on Saturday, December 1st, in Orlando, FL.

WLRN News took home three first place awards at this year's National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute to Excellence Awards Gala, the only awards program that honors exemplary coverage of African and/or African American people or issues.

The Salute to Excellence Awards honor work from print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. Winners for the 2018 edition were announced on Saturday, Aug. 4, during NABJ's 43rd Annual Convention and Career Fair in Detroit, the largest annual gathering of journalists of color in the country.

WLRN News received 13 awards at the 2018 edition of the Florida Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sunshine State Awards. 

The Sunshine State Awards recognize quality journalism in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the calendar year of 2017. Out-of-state journalists judge all entries.

WLRN's Michael Stock Wins 2018 SERFA Award

May 21, 2018
Teresa Frontado / WLRN News

Since 1981, Michael Stock has been hosting “Folk & Acoustic Music” on WLRN, every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. His shows feature all types of folk music, from old-time to contemporary, in addition to hosting live in-studio performances of local and touring musicians. His Youtube channel features more than 900 videos of studio live performances, while the performances are also broadcast live on WLRN’s Facebook page.

WLRN News has won 10 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including Excellence in Sound, Excellence in Writing, News Series, Best Website and Overall Excellence. 

The Murrow awards, awarded since 1971 by the Radio Television Digital News Organization (RTDNA), recognize stories that put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion and adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics. They are named in honor of legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow.

WLRN Editorial Director Alicia Zuckerman has been recognized with the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). 

Zuckerman won the award for Feature Reporting with her piece, "The Cassettes of Hurricane Andrew."

WLRN was awarded three second-place National Headliner Awards for its 2017 news coverage in the categories of social media, feature reporting for radio and radio documentary. 

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, making it one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

WLRN's work competed with news organizations of diverse sizes from around the country and it was recognized in the following categories: 

WLRN' s news coverage for 2017 was recognized with 14 awards by the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters at their yearly contest. 

Thirty-seven broadcast organizations submitted 597 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather stories from 2017. WLRN News won seven first-place awards and seven second-place recognitions. 

Winners were announced Saturday in Orlando. You can read the full list here

Important news involving Latin America affects many South Floridians. U.S.-Cuban relations are strained. Puerto Rico continues to recover three months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island. Venezuela’s constant political turmoil continues to oppress its citizens. Thus, continuous coverage of Latin America is vital for 2018. WLRN’s America’s editor, Tim Padgett, joined the program to talk about what to expect for Latin America in the new year.

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