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OPB Wins 2015 Edward R. Murrow Award for "Class of 2025" Documentary

Award recognizes the best in electronic journalism

OPB has received a 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).

The OPB News radio documentary “Class of 2025” has been recognized as the winner in the “News Documentary - Large Market Radio” category.

The radio documentary follows five children on their journey through first grade, and reflects lead reporter Rob Manning’s deep insights into the lives of these children in school and at home. It also explores the challenges and opportunities of public education in Oregon today.

The documentary is part of the larger OPB News “Class of 2025” series, which follows a group of kindergartners on their educational journey toward high school after the state of Oregon set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. Click here for more information and “Class of 2025” stories.

“Class of 2025” is part of American Graduate — Let’s Make It Happen! — a public broadcasting initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Regional Edward R. Murrow awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. RTDNA awarded them in 14 categories, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Website.

Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. National awards, including those for network news organizations, will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on October 12.

A complete list of the 2015 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners can be found at

RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.


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