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06.14.2011 12:00AM
RTDNA Announces 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners
WASHINGTON: The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners. The awards honor excellence in electronic journalism. WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y. were among eight winners who took away top awards for Overall Excellence.

For the third consecutive year, NBC News won the Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in the network television grouping. NBC News also won National Murrows for Video News Documentary, Video Newscast and Use of Video

In the same grouping, CBS News earned three Murrow Awards in 2011, for Video Feature Reporting, Video Reporting: Hard News and Video News Series.

ESPN won National Murrows in Video Investigative Reporting and Writing in the network television grouping while ABC took top honors in the Video Continuing Coverage category for the second consecutive year.

Also for the second year in a row, CNN.com took the award for network television Website.

To earn an Overall Excellence award, a news organization must consistently demonstrate depth and scope in its coverage.

Overall Excellence award winners in 2011 are:
~ NBC News (network television)
~ CBS Radio News (network radio)
~ The Associated Press (online news operation, national)
~ Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn. (online news operation, local)
~ WTHR-TV, Indianapolis, (television, large market)
~ WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, N.Y. (television, small market)
~ WTOP-FM, Washington (radio, large market)
~ WRVA-FM, Richmond, Va. (radio, small market)

In all, 62 news organizations are being honored with 95 National Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards will be presented at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York on Oct. 10, 2011.

TV & Syndication Service Winners:
Overall Excellence
NBC News
NBC News Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
Seven Network Australia
Winnie
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Video Continuing Coverage
ABC News
Brian Ross Investigates: Taking on Toyota
Watch the winning entry

Video Feature Reporting
CBS News
Jan’s Story
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Video Reporting: Hard News
CBS News
Battle Over History
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Video Investigative Reporting
ESPN
ESPN, Outside the Lines: “Human Trafficking & the World Cup”
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Video News Documentary
NBC News
A Father’s Mission
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Video News Series
CBS News
Afghan Bomb Squad
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Video Newscast
NBC News

Iraq: The Long Way Out
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Video Sports Reporting
Big Ten Network
Brock Mealer Feature
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Use of Video
NBC News
“Today” Goes Viral, “I Gotta Feeling”
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Website
CNN
CNN.com

Writing
ESPN
2010 FIFA World Cup
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Television Large Market Winners
Overall Excellence
WTHR-TV - Indianapolis
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KCRA-TV - Sacramento, Calif.
Galleria Fire
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Video Continuing Coverage
KMGH-TV - Denver
FATAL ERRORS: Deaths At The State Hospital
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Video Feature Reporting
KGW-TV - Portland, Ore.
A Long Journey
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Video Reporting: Hard News
WFAA-TV - Dallas
Fallen Heroes
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Video Investigative Reporting
WFAA-TV - Dallas
Bitter Lessons
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Video News Documentary
KMOV-TV - St. Louis, Mo.
State of Education
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Video News Series
WTHR-TV - Indianapolis
Reality Check: Where Are The Jobs
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Video Newscast
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI
WISN 12 News at 10:00
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Video Sports Reporting
KUSA-TV - Denver
Kyle Kasper
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Use of Video
KING-TV - Seattle
Doug Burgess Composite
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Website
KING-TV - Seattle
king5.com

Writing
KARE-TV - Minneapolis
Boyd Huppert Compilation
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Television: Small Market Winners
Overall Excellence
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, N.Y.
Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
WJAR-TV - Cranston, R.I .
Historic Flooding / Dangerous Bridge
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Video Continuing Coverage
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, N.Y.
The Death of Laura Cummings
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Video Feature Reporting
WHO-TV - Des Moines, Iowa
Homeless Like Me
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Video Reporting: Hard News
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, N.Y.
The Legacy of Jason Dunham
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Video Investigative Reporting
WVUE-TV - New Orleans, La.
Public Belt Investigation
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Video News Documentary
WRDW-TV - North Augusta, S.C.
Black Market Babies
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Video News Series
KYTV-TV - Springfield, Mo.
Bombing and Rebuilding: The Reality of War in Afghanistan
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Video Newscast
WMTW-TV - Auburn, Maine
News 8 at Six
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Video Sports Reporting
KKTV - Colorado Springs, Colo.
Legs of Steel, Heart of Gold
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Use of Video
WTVR-TV - Richmond, Va.
It Took A War
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Website
KTVB-TV - Boise, Idaho
KTVB.COM

Writing
WISC-TV - Madison, Wis.
Andy Choi's Storytelling
Watch the winning entry

The entire list is available at the RTDNA Website.

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