In June, the RTDNA announced that witf received three national Edward R. Murrow awards, for Investigative Reporting, Continuing Coverage and Writing. That's more than any other local radio or television station in RTDNA's small or large market classifications.
Winners of the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards are gathering in New York City for the RTDNA Awards Dinner and Show tonight at 6 p.m..
The event will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis on Times Square, in the Broadway Ballroom. More than one hundred trophies will be handed out by a distinguished group of presenters including CBS's Scott Pelley, ABC's David Muir, NBC's Natalie Morales, Al Jazeera America's Richelle Carey, ESPN's T.J. Quinn, CBS's Dan Raviv, and RTDNA Chairman Chris Carl.
Murrow awards are presented at the regional and national level. witf received six regional Murrow awards this year, which acknowledged work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and online news organizations in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. The three stories receiving national awards competed with entries from 13 regions nationwide. The national awards will be presented in October at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York. RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.
witf's Multimedia News Department has been honored for Continuing Coverage of the Jerry Sandusky case. Craig Layne, Mary Wilson, Scott LaMar, Lambert, Megan Lello and Scott Detrow all contributed to an entry that followed the twists and turns of the aftermath at Penn State from the death of legendary football coach Joe Paterno to Sandusky's conviction to the punishing sanctions handed down the NCAA.
Lambert, witf’s Multimedia News Director, has been cited for his writing while covering the unveiling of the Major Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France, in June, 2012. He was the only midstate reporter who traveled overseas to be at the ceremony. It's Lambert's fourth national Murrow since 2007.
StateImpact Pennsylvania, a collaboration among witf, WHYY in Philadelphia and NPR covering the commonwealth's booming energy industry, has been recognized for Audio Investigative Reporting for Detrow's story uncovering the problem of abandoned wells across the state. It's the second National Murrow for Detrow, who is now a reporter at KQED in California.
The award marks the second national honor for StateImpact Pennsylvania in the last six months. In December, the initiative earned the prestigious duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for its reporting on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale formation.
Here are the previous National Murrows witf has garnered since 2007 (along with 30 Regional Murrows since 2006):
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