KUT News wins two regional Edward R. Murrow awards
AUSTIN, Texas — April 23, 2015 — KUT News has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) in recognition of excellence in electronic journalism.
The awards were in the Region 6 (Oklahoma and Texas) large market radio category for the following projects produced in 2014:
- “The Mystery Brains of the Texas State Lunatic Asylum,” reported by Matt Largey, won in the feature reporting category.
- “Turning the Corner: Life in Austin’s Dove Springs,” reported by Joy Diaz, Matt Largey and Kate McGee, won in the documentary category.
Thirteen awards were given in the large market radio category this year. A complete listing of Region 6 award winners is available online.
This brings to 43 the number of Regional Murrow Awards KUT News has won since the KUT newsroom was established in 2002. Regional winners are automatically entered in the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged during the summer and presented this fall. KUT News has won four National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Central Texas’ civic challenges and opportunities. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 200 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence.
About the RTNDA
RTNDA, the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism, has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit: http://www.rtnda.org.
Contact: Erin Geisler, (512) 475-8071