Wednesday, April 20, 2016

2016 Texas Edward R. Murrow Award winners

And one of the top honors in broadcast journalism goes to this Texas station...


Since 1971, The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring local radio and TV stations with the Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

And Texas stations are well represented for 2016.

I have copied the Region 6 winners, which includes Texas TV and radio stations, so you can congratulate those who have worked so hard to develop their craft.

The site says national winners will be announced in June.

Region 6

Small Market Radio
Overall excellence
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

Continuing Coverage
Around The Bend Of The Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

Feature Reporting
Central American Migration: New Concerns As Numbers Rise
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

Investigative Reporting
Towns On Path Of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash Of Violence
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

News Documentary
McDonald Observatory in 2015
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

News Series
Past & Present: A Focus on the Towns of Far West Texas
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

Reporting: Hard News
Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

Reporting: Sports
An International Race Reconnects El Paso & Juarez
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX

Large Market Radio
Overall excellence
KUT-FM
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Newscast
KRLD Afternoon News
KRLD
Dallas, TX

Breaking News
Flood Emergency
KRLD
Dallas, TX

Continuing Coverage
Deadly Tornadoes
KRLD
Dallas, TX

Feature Reporting
The Missing Tortoise of South Austin
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Investigative Reporting
Concussions and Repercussions: Which Concussions Count for the UIL
Texas Public Radio
San Antonio, TX

News Documentary
Should Texas Remember Or Forget The Slocum Masacre
Texas Public Radio
San Antonio, TX

News Series
Austin's Eastern Frontier
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Reporting: Hard News
DWI Ridealong
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Reporting: Sports
Concussions And Repercussions: Return To Play
Texas Public Radio
San Antonio, TX

Use of Sound
440 v. 432
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Writing
Mose Buchele
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Website
KUT.org
KUT-FM
Austin, TX

Small Market Television
Newscast
FOX23 News at 9
KOKI-TV
Tulsa, OK

Breaking News
March 25, 2015 Tornado
KOTV-TV
Tulsa, OK

Continuing Coverage
Shooting Leads to Turmoil in Tulsa Sheriff's Office
KOTV-TV
Tulsa, OK

Feature Reporting
Love and Order
KCBD-TV
Lubbock, TX

Investigative Reporting
THA "Rat Pack" Investigation
KOKI-TV
Tulsa, OK

News Documentary
We Can't Forget: Vietnam
KWTX-TV
Waco, TX

News Series
Space X
KRGV-TV
Weslaco, TX

Reporting: Hard News
A Flying Exception
KRGV-TV
Weslaco, TX

Reporting: Sports
Leg Amputee Football Player
KOKI-TV
Tulsa, OK

Website
KTUL.com
KTUL-TV
Tulsa, OK

Large Market Television
Overall excellence
KXAS-TV
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

Newscast
NBC 5 News at 10pm
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

Breaking News
Attack on Dallas Police Headquarters
WFAA-TV
Dallas, TX

Continuing Coverage
Pothole Patrol
KHOU-TV
Houston, TX

Feature Reporting
The Wisdom of Smitty
KHOU-TV
Houston, TX

Investigative Reporting
Investigating Texas Calm Rooms
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

News Documentary
State of Neglect
KVUE-TV
Austin, TX

News Series
The Faces of The Bombing
KFOR-TV
Oklahoma City, OK

Reporting: Hard News
Cruel and Unusual: The Texas Prison Crisis
WFAA-TV
Dallas, TX

Reporting: Sports
Disco Makes a Comeback
Time Warner Cable News - Austin
Austin, TX

Use of Video
Michael Richard
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

Writing
The Mystery of Writing
WFAA-TV
Dallas, TX

Website
KXAN.com
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX

Non-Broadcast Affiliated Organizations
Small Online News Organization Video Overall Excellence
Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX

Small Online News Organization Video News Documentary
Texas Tribune: God and Governing
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX

Small Online News Organization Video News Series
Texas Tribune: God and Governing
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX

Small Online News Organization Website
Texas Tribune
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX


2 comments:

  1. Surprising that 13 was not mentioned anywhere in these awards. Could this signal a change in the long-standing excellence of KTRK-TV?

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    1. KTRK is too busy being a shill for all things Disney to worry about quality of news coverage.

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