KUT News Wins Two National Edward R. Murrow Awards
AUSTIN, Texas—June 14, 2011—KUT News has been honored with two National Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in recognition of excellence in electronic journalism. These are the first national Murrow awards for KUT News.
Both projects, which were produced in 2010, won regional Murrow awards in April to qualify to compete at the national level. The awards were in the national large market radio category.
۰ Doctors on Healthcare (Curran profile), reported by Nathan Bernier, in the “audio reporting: hard news” category
۰ NASA End of the Space Shuttle, produced by Emily Donahue and reported by Nathan Bernier, Mose Buchele, Matt Largey, Ben Philpott and Jennifer Stayton, in the “audio news series” category
KUT News has won 26 regional Murrow awards since it was established in 2002. A complete list of this year’s national winners is available at online.
About KUT Radio
For more than 50 years, KUT 90.5, listener-supported public radio from Austin, Texas, has striven to be the most trusted radio source for news and music in Central Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 50 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. KUT is nationally known for playing a unique blend of handpicked, homegrown and uniquely Austin music. Its signature music journalism unit, Texas Music Matters, uses the highest standards of public radio journalism to report on Texas music. The station relies on individuals and local businesses for more than 85 percent of its operating budget with 100 percent of those contributions going directly to programming and broadcasting expenses. For more information, go to www.kut.org.
About the RTDNA
RTDNA, the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism, has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.rtdna.org.
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