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06.14.2011 12:00AM
RTDNA Announces 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners
MurrowAwardsWASHINGTON: 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
Watch the winning entry


Video Breaking News Coverage

Seven Network Australia

Winnie
Watch the winning entry


Video Continuing Coverage

ABC News

Brian Ross Investigates: Taking on Toyota
Watch the winning entry


Video Feature Reporting

CBS News

Jan’s Story
Watch the winning entry


Video Reporting: Hard News
CBS News

Battle Over History
Watch the winning entry


Video Investigative Reporting

ESPN 

ESPN, Outside the Lines: “Human Trafficking & the World Cup”
Watch the winning entry


Video News Documentary

NBC News

A Father’s Mission 
Watch the winning entry


Video News Series
CBS News

Afghan Bomb Squad
Watch the winning entry


Video Newscast

NBC News

Iraq: The Long Way Out
Watch the winning entry


Video Sports Reporting

Big Ten Network

Brock Mealer Feature
Watch the winning entry


Use of Video 
NBC News

“Today” Goes Viral, “I Gotta Feeling”
Watch the winning entry


Website

CNN

CNN.com


Writing

ESPN

2010 FIFA World Cup
Watch the winning entry
.

Television Large Market Winners

Overall Excellence
WTHR-TV - Indianapolis

Overall Excellence
Watch the winning entry


Video Breaking News Coverage

KCRA-TV - Sacramento, Calif.

Galleria Fire
Watch the winning entry


Video Continuing Coverage

KMGH-TV - Denver

FATAL ERRORS: Deaths At The State Hospital
Watch the winning entry


Video Feature Reporting

KGW-TV - Portland, Ore.

A Long Journey
Watch the winning entry


Video Reporting: Hard News
WFAA-TV - Dallas

Fallen Heroes
Watch the winning entry


Video Investigative Reporting

WFAA-TV - Dallas

Bitter Lessons
Watch the winning entry


Video News Documentary

KMOV-TV - St. Louis, Mo.

State of Education
Watch the winning entry


Video News Series
WTHR-TV - Indianapolis

Reality Check: Where Are The Jobs
Watch the winning entry


Video Newscast

WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI
WISN 12 News at 10:00
Watch the winning entry


Video Sports Reporting

KUSA-TV - Denver

Kyle Kasper
Watch the winning entry


Use of Video
KING-TV - Seattle

Doug Burgess Composite
Watch the winning entry


Website

KING-TV - Seattle

king5.com


Writing

KARE-TV - Minneapolis

Boyd Huppert Compilation
Watch the winning entry


Television: Small Market Winners

Overall Excellence
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, N.Y.

Overall Excellence
Watch the winning entry


Video Breaking News Coverage

WJAR-TV - Cranston, R.I
.
Historic Flooding / Dangerous Bridge
Watch the winning entry


Video Continuing Coverage

WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, N.Y.

The Death of Laura Cummings
Watch the winning entry


Video Feature Reporting

WHO-TV - Des Moines, Iowa

Homeless Like Me
Watch the winning entry


Video Reporting: Hard News
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, N.Y.

The Legacy of Jason Dunham
Watch the winning entry


Video Investigative Reporting

WVUE-TV - New Orleans, La.

Public Belt Investigation
Watch the winning entry


Video News Documentary

WRDW-TV - North Augusta, S.C.

Black Market Babies
Watch the winning entry


Video News Series
KYTV-TV - Springfield, Mo.

Bombing and Rebuilding: The Reality of War in Afghanistan
Watch the winning entry


Video Newscast

WMTW-TV - Auburn, Maine

News 8 at Six
Watch the winning entry


Video Sports Reporting

KKTV - Colorado Springs, Colo.

Legs of Steel, Heart of Gold
Watch the winning entry


Use of Video
WTVR-TV - Richmond, Va.

It Took A War
Watch the winning entry


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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