Michigan Radio wins regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 23, 2014

Michigan Radio has been recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the large market radio category. The Murrow Awards are presented by The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

The station received the awards in the news documentary and website categories. Jennifer Guerra of Michigan Radio’s State of Opportunity team won the Murrow Award for large market radio news documentary for “The Education Gap.”

This documentary was an in-depth look at two fifth-grade classrooms – one classroom made up of kids whose families are mostly well-off, the other filled with kids from mostly poor families. The station was also recognized in the large market radio news website category. Led by digital editor and senior producer Mark Brush, Michigan Radio’s website (www.michiganradio.org) presents unique online content as well as incorporating multimedia elements into the station’s audio stories.

Michigan Radio was the only radio station in the state to be honored with a Murrow Award. Michigan Radio competes in Region 7, which consists of public and commercial stations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.