KUT News Picks Up Two National Murrow Awards in New York
NEW YORK—Oct. 11, 2011— KUT News received two National Edward R. Murrow awards last night from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in recognition of excellence in electronic journalism.
KUT News Director Emily Donahue and KUT News Reporter Nathan Bernier, along with KUT general manager Stewart Vanderwilt, accepted the awards on behalf of the station at the 2011 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards dinner in New York Monday night (Oct. 10).
“These two stories—Doctors on Healthcare and NASA End of the Space Shuttle—not only inform, but listening to them reminds us of the incredible power of the human voice to connect, engage and inspire,” said Vanderwilt. “KUT reporters and producers continually seek out the voices of Texas to tell our region’s story. These two National Murrow awards recognize the exceptional work day-to-day work of the KUT News organization.”
Announced in June, 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, which competed in the national large market radio category, are:
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.
Coverage of the 2011 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards dinner, including photos, event video, social media coverage, audio and video interviews, and speeches from the award recipients is available at http://www.rtdna.org/. 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. In summer 2012, KUT will complete the KUT Public Broadcast Center, which will demonstrate KUT’s work from the inside out, showcasing KUT as one of the most creative, exciting and community-focused public media organizations in the world.
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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