The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the 2021 winners of the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism. WBUR is the proud recipient of six regional Murrow awards this year.
“These awards recognize the range of WBUR's groundbreaking programming, reporting, storytelling and innovation,” said Dan Mauzy, Executive Editor, News at WBUR. “They reflect the many ways our public service makes a difference in people’s lives through journalism that informs, reveals, holds power to account, and expands our world.”
Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the profession. WBUR was recognized in these categories:
Excellence in Innovation: Mass. Election Prep, a newsletter series in partnership with El Planeta, offered in both English and Spanish.
Hard News: As COVID-19 Cases Mount In Chelsea, City Leaders Cry For Help, co-reported with El Planeta
News Documentary: What The President Knew
News Series: Dying on The Sheriff’s Watch
Digital: Deeply reported news across WBUR's digital platforms including social media, podcasts, data, conversational daily newsletters, virtual town halls and photography.
Excellence in Writing: "Life In Pandemic" stories including:
As a regional award winner, WBUR will advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition. National winners, including Large and Small Digital News Organizations and Network News Organizations, will be announced later this year.
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA’s mission is to promote and protect responsible journalism. Regional Murrow Awards are presented to small and large radio, television and digital outlets based on 14 geographic regions.