Awards Honor Electronic Journalism Excellence
Oregon Public Broadcasting announces that OPB News won three 2014 Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
Awards honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations in 14 regions around the world. In Region One, OPB was recognized in three categories:
Investigative Reporting - Large Market Radio: “With No Officers To Respond To 911 Calls, Josephine Co. Considers Tax Levy”
News Series - Large Market Radio: “Gun Stories”
News Documentary - Large Market Television: “Glacier Caves”
“These awards recognize our commitment to in-depth journalism and engaging multimedia content,” said Morgan Holm, senior vice president and chief content officer at OPB. “The stories that are recognized here represent extraordinary effort in the field by talented reporters, producers, videographers and photographers who climbed a mountain, sought out unheard voices and searched public records repeatedly to inform and educate our audience.”
Regional recipients are automatically entered in the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition; the ceremony is scheduled in October. A full list of 2014 winners is listed at www.rtdna.org.
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. For more information, please visit www.opb.org.