The Radio Television Digital News Association (formerly the Radio-Television News Directors Association) has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Among the most prestigious in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

Judging

Submissions are judged by a panel of professional journalists. Entries from individual stations are judged regionally. The winners from each region are given a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and entered into judging for the national awards. National award winners are recognized each October at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York City. It is possible for the judges to decide that none of the entries in a given category merit an award, in which case none will be offered.

Entry divisions

Starting in 2015 with the addition of student awards, there were nine divisions[1] of National Edward R. Murrow Award winners. There are two divisions of local radio, local television, and online organizations based on the size of the media market they serve. These media market sizes are determined by Nielsen for radio[2] and television.[3]

Categories

The RTDNA website lists the following categories[1] for the Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Noteworthy winners

The Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented to media organizations as a whole rather than to individual journalists. However, many categories are for single news reports done by individual journalists. Some of the prominent journalists responsible for stories that won Edward R. Murrow awards include Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings, Ted Koppel, Keith Olbermann, Bryant Gumbel, Brian Williams, Michael Moss, Serena Altschul, and Richard Engel. Full lists of winners and organizations can be found on the RTDNA website.[5]

Student Murrow Awards

In 2015, the RTDNA added a student division to the Murrow Awards. Student Awards are awarded to the individuals or team of individuals that produce them, unlike the professional Murrow Awards, which are presented to a news organization.

The categories for student awards are:

In the reporting categories, entries should consist of a single piece, package or series. Newscast entries should consist of a complete newscast up to 30 minutes in length. Digital entries should include digital or multimedia elements, particularly interactive elements, and should not consist solely of audio, video, or text.

Winners by year

RTDNA does not have a comprehensive online listing of all national and regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners since the awards' founding in 1971. Below are links redirecting to annual winners on Wikipedia pages or external links to RTDNA's website.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Edward R. Murrow Awards". rtdna.org.
  2. ^ "Radio Market Survey Population, Rankings & Information Fall 2015" (PDF). The Nielsen Company (US) LLC. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2016-03-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Student Murrow Awards". www.rtdna.org.
  5. ^ "Radio Television Digital News Association - Awards - Past Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". RTDNA. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  6. ^ "2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  7. ^ "2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". www.rtdna.org.
  8. ^ "2010 Edward R. Murrow Awards National Winners". rtdna.org.
  9. ^ "2010 Edward R. Murrow Awards Regional Winners". www.rtdna.org.
  10. ^ "2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards National Winners". rtdna.org.
  11. ^ "2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards Regional Winners". www.rtdna.org.
  12. ^ "2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  13. ^ "2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards". www.rtdna.org.
  14. ^ "2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  15. ^ "2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". www.rtdna.org.
  16. ^ "2014 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  17. ^ "2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  18. ^ "2015 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  19. ^ "2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  20. ^ "2015 Student Murrow Award Winners". rtdna.org.
  21. ^ "2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners". rtdna.org.
  22. ^ "2016 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners". rtdna.org.
  23. ^ "2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Award winners". rtdna.org.
  24. ^ "2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners". rtdna.org.
  25. ^ "2017 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners". rtdna.org.