NFCB congratulates three of our member stations on winning a total of four Regional Murrow Awards. Regional winners will automatically be submitted to the national award round. The Murrow Awards are a prestigious award that recognizes “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.” You can read more about The Murrow Awards, and see the full list of regional winners, here.
KZMU in Moab, UT won an award in the category of Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Lift Up: LGBTQ+ Visibility. From KZMU’s website: “In light of the recent double homicide of a queer couple in our area, KZMU recognizes the need for voices and stories from LGBTQ+ community members to be featured and shared over our airwaves. We are launching a new project called Lift Up: LGBTQ+ Visibility. Interviews with LGBTQ+ locals will be featured on KZMU News and this page is dedicated to their stories. We hope Lift Up: LGBTQ+ Visibility helps deepen understanding and empathy within our community and reinforces a sense of belonging.”
KHOL in Jackson, WY won an award in the category of Feature Reporting for their piece Feedground Managers and Wildlife Officials Aim to Curb CWD Spread Among Wyoming Elk, which “is Part 2 of KHOL’s coverage of elk feedgrounds in Wyoming. Learn more about the day-to-day life of Jay Hoggan and his daughter Rita in Part 1.”
WXPR in Rhinelander, WI won two Regional Murrows in the categories of Feature Reporting for Skating on Thin Ice and Investigative Journalism for their work reporting on the now-former Vilas County Board Chair’s conduct.
Congratulations to all of the winners for serving their communities with award-winning journalism.