On the 110th anniversary of the birth of the father of broadcast journalism, Edward R. Murrow, RTDNA has announced the winners of the 2018 regional awards honoring his name. From more than 4,400 entries, 785 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 16 categories this year recognize more than 307 local radio, television and digital news organizations across the country and internationally.
“At a time when it’s fashionable to bash so-called mainstream media, it’s more important than ever to recognize the extraordinary work of dedicated journalists who serve communities across our country,” said RTDNA Chairman Scott Libin. “In cities large and small, representing a wide variety of ownership groups, these news organizations show why Americans trust local journalists to report fairly and accurately about issues that matter.”
Taking home top honors this year is public radio station WBUR in Boston, with 12 wins in the large market radio division, including Overall Excellence, Website, Social Media and Excellence in Innovation.