OPB News Website Recognized for Online Excellence in Regional Division
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) today announced that the OPB News website (www.opb.org/news) has been named the winner of a 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award by The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
The OPB News site was selected as an award recipient in the “Website” category for excellence in online journalism. The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
“As public service journalists, we strive to connect our audiences to our in-depth reporting and news coverage using new and emerging technologies in a variety of ways,” said Morgan Holm, vice president of News and Public Affairs at OPB. “For our web team to be recognized for this work is a great honor for all of us at OPB.”
Judges for the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards selected winners in 13 regions across the United States and from international entrants across the globe. The regional winners are automatically entered in the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, in which awards will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City on October 14.
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by members across Oregon and southwest Washington.