AUSTIN, Texas—April 23, 2014—KUT News has won four regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in recognition of excellence in electronic journalism.
The awards were in the Region 6 (Oklahoma and Texas) large market radio category for the following projects produced in 2013:
- "These 'Affordable' Apartments Operate Tax Free. Too Bad They Have the Most Code Violations in Austin," reported by Joy Diaz won in the investigative reporting category.
- "One Day in Dallas: JFK's Assassination 50 Years Later," co-produced by David Brown and Emily Donahue, won in the news documentary category.
- "Blind Marathon Runner," reported by Matt Largey, won in the sports reporting category
- Joy Diaz won in the writing category for stories on a struggling neighborhood, abortion clinics in Mexico and a divorce attorney who helps death-row inmates.
Thirteen awards were given in the large market radio category this year. A complete listing of Region 6 award winners is available online.
This brings to 41 the number of Regional Murrow Awards KUT News has won since the KUT newsroom was established in 2002. Regional winners are automatically entered in the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged during the summer and presented this fall. KUT News has won three National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Central Texas’ civic challenges and opportunities. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. Texas Standard, KUT’s one-hour daily news program launching this fall and produced in partnership with news organizations across Texas, Mexico and the U.S., offers crisp, up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and business—uncovering stories as they happen and spotting trends that will shape tomorrow’s headlines.
About the RTNDA
RTNDA, 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.rtnda.org.
Contact: Erin Geisler, (512) 475-8071