West Virginia Public Broadcasting has received the regional Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in News in the small market radio category, as well as two other top awards.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the 2014 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards today. These awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting took home three Murrow awards in the small market radio category: Overall Excellence in News, Best Newscast, and Best Use of Sound in a Story.
“We continue to be very proud of our journalists as they work to tell West Virginia’s story on a daily basis,” said Scott Finn, executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. “A Murrow award honors journalism at its finest and we are pleased to be recognized for bringing important stories to our state and the world.”
This year, RTDNA received more than 4,000 entries during the 2014 awards season, surpassing 2013 by more than 500 entries and setting an all-time record for entries in what proved to be one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history. In the end, RTDNA awarded 661 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 14 categories.
Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. National awards, including those for network news organizations, will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City on October 6.
A complete list of the 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners can be found on the RTDNA regional awards page.