KUT and “Texas Standard” newsrooms earn four national Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism
AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 12, 2022 – A COVID-19 vaccination tracking project, a story about a cemetery for people with mental illness and a report on how major league soccer passed over San Antonio for Austin won National Edward R. Murrow awards for exemplifying the impact of journalism as a service to the community.
The KUT and “Texas Standard” newsroom earned four national Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). These were among six national Murrows awarded to members of The Texas Newsroom and among 26 awarded to public radio stations across the country.
Here are The Texas Newsroom winners for 2022:
- Vaccinating Texas: A Tracking Project, produced by Laura Rice for “Texas Standard,” won in the Excellence in Innovation category (large market).
- Who Is Buried in This Cemetery on 51st Street in Austin?, reported by KUT News’ Matt Largey, won in the Excellence in Writing and Feature Reporting categories (large market).
- How San Antonio Got Passed Over by Major League Soccer for Austin, jointly reported by “Texas Standard’s” Michael Marks and Texas Public Radio’s Joey Palacios, won in the Sports Reporting category (large market).
Among the most prestigious awards in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. The awards will be presented at the National Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on October 10.
A complete list of winners with links to the winning entries for the National Edward R. Murrow Awards is at rtdna.org.
About KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station KUT 90.5, Austin’s NPR station, delivers in-depth stories by and about people in Austin – for Austin – with the highest journalistic standards from a variety of thoughtful perspectives. A founding member of NPR, KUT News has won more than 250 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. A community of sustaining members and local businesses whose investments power the news and conversations that matter to Austin directly supports KUT’s work.
About Texas Standard “Texas Standard” sets the bar for broadcast news coverage, offering crisp, expansive coverage of politics, lifestyle and culture, the environment, technology and innovation, and business and the economy — from a distinctly Texas perspective. The hour-long daily news magazine airs on 30 public radio stations across Texas and is grounded in the best traditions of American journalism: fact-based, independent and politically neutral reporting.
About The Texas Newsroom The Texas Newsroom is a public radio journalism collaboration that includes NPR, KERA in North Texas, Houston Public Media, KUT in Austin, Texas Public Radio in San Antonio and other stations across the state.