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The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of its 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. WBUR earned the top honors nationally with 12 wins in the large market radio division, including Overall Excellence, Website, Social Media and Excellence in Innovation.
The awards celebrate WBUR’s diverse, groundbreaking programming on a variety of fronts. The honors include:
- News Series. (Bostonomix) The Future Of Work.
- Feature Reporting. (WBUR and The Dorchester Reporter) “To Stop Violence, A Boston Program Pays Some Participants To Quit Gangs And Go To College.”
- Sports Reporting. (Kind World) “Why A Famed Pitcher With One Hand Won't Forget His Third Grade Teacher”
- Hard News. “Is It Addiction Treatment Or Prison? A Look Inside A State Center For Involuntary Commitments”
- News Documentary (a special hour of Radio Boston). “Exploring A More Complex View Of JFK On The Centennial Of His Birth”
- Continuing Coverage. “Opioid Epidemic”
- Excellence in Innovation. (Kind World and Cognoscenti) “Beyond Sides Of History: A Series”
- Excellence in Sound. (Kind World) “Dozens Of Strangers Formed Human Chain To Save 10 People From Drowning”
- Excellence in Writing. (All Things Considered) “Navigating ALS: Mass. Advocate Helps Thousands Of 'Friends”
- Excellence in Social Media. “Boston's Free Speech Rally”
- Website: wbur.org
- Overall Excellence: WBUR News
The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize the highest quality broadcast journalism produced by regional, national and international radio, television and digital news organizations. The honored news stories are seen by the RTDNA as conduits for increased knowledge and facilitators of public discussion.
As a regional award winner, WBUR will advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition. National awards, including those for network news organizations, large digital news organizations and for students, will be announced in June. The national awards are presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on October 22, 2018.
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