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The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

Listed below are the 2017 RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Award recipients, organized by market size/entry division.
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Complete listings of national winners - Click on your division to see results:
Small Market Radio
Large Market Radio
Network Radio
Small Market Television
Large Market Television
Network Television
Small Digital News Organization
Large Digital News Organization
 

Small Market Radio

Overall excellence
New Hampshire Public Radio

New Hampshire Public Radio
Concord, NH

Breaking News

Hesston Excel Industries Shooting
KFDI
Wichita, KS


Continuing Coverage

New Evidence of Innocence: The Jens Soering Story
WVTF/RADIOIQ
Charlottesville, VA


Excellence in Innovation
KBIA’s unique in-depth digital storytelling tool
KBIA
Columbia, MO

Excellence in Social Media
WFIU/WTIU  News Social Media
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Excellence in Sound
Why is America’s first country music superstar buried in Bridgeport?
WSHU Public Radio
Farifield, CT


Excellence in Video
How The Iowa Caucus Works, In 2 Minutes (Starring Legos)
Vermont Public Radio
Colchester, VT


Excellence in Writing
Apache Chef Revives the Cuisine of His Ancestors
KNAU, Arizona Public Radio
Flagstaff, AZ


Feature Reporting

TFC: New Hampshire's Legendary Trail "Fixing" Crew
New Hampshire Public Radio
Concord, NH

Reporting: Hard News

Then and Now: The Summer of Justice
KMUW
Wichita, KS


Investigative Reporting

Life Without Parole: A Five-Part Series
WVTF/RADIOIQ
Charlottesville, VA


News Documentary

What Is The Status Of The Abenaki Native Americans In Vermont Today?
Vermont Public Radio
Colchester, VT


News Series

No Place to Go: Homeless in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Public Radio
Concord, NH

Newscast

West Virginia Morning News
WCHS Radio/MetroNews
Charleston, WV


Reporting: Sports
Polo on BMX bikes
WITF
Harrisburg, PA


Website
northcountrypublicradio.org
North Country Public Radio
Canton, NY


Large Market Radio

Overall excellence
WTOP-FM

WTOP-FM
Washington, DC

Breaking News

UCLA Shooting & Lockdown
KNX-AM
Los Angeles, CA


Continuing Coverage

The Beast
660 NEWS
Calgary, AB


Excellence in Innovation

Harlem Heat Project
WNYC Radio/New York Public Radio
New York, NY


Excellence in Social Media

KUT Social Media
KUT-FM
Austin, TX


Excellence in Sound

What It's Like To Relearn To Hear Through Cochlear Implants
KCUR-FM
Kansas City, MO


Excellence in Video

One Crisis Away: Rebuilding a Life - Jennifer Anderson
KERA-FM
Dallas, TX


Excellence in Writing

The Gross Gatherings: A climate fight on Chicago’s South Side
WBEZ
Chicago, IL


Feature Reporting

Mr. Fries Man goes viral
KCRW
Santa Monica, CA


Reporting: Hard News

Gentrification: Feeling Like an Outsider in Your Own Neighborhood
WNYC Radio
New York, NY


Investigative Reporting

There’s a Cancer-Causing Chemical in My Drinking Water. Will California Finally Regulate It?
KQED
San Francisco, CA


News Documentary

Texas Standard: Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting
KUT - Texas Standard
Austin, TX


News Series

English Language Learner Services Navigate Indiana's New School Funding Formula
Indiana Public Broadcasting
Bloomington, IN


Newscast
The Chelsea Bombing: The Hunt For A Suspect
WCBS-AM NewsRadio
New York, NY


Reporting: Sports
How A Phone Call Helped Turn An Olympic Letdown Into A World Record
WBUR
Boston, MA


Website
WTOP.com
WTOP-FM
Washington, DC



Network Radio

Overall excellence
CBS Radio News

CBS Radio News
New York, NY

Breaking News

Pulse Nightclub
CBS Radio News

New York, NY

Continuing Coverage

Wells Fargo Hurts Whistleblowers - NPR Investigation Sparks Senate Inquiry
NPR
Washington, DC


Excellence in Innovation

NPR ED
NPR
Washington, DC


Excellence in Sound
9-1-1 Helps Dad Deliver Baby
ABC News Radio
New York, NY


Excellence in Writing
Kickers
ABC News Radio
New York, NY


Feature Reporting
Challenger Engineer Sheds 30 Years of Guilt
NPR
Washington, DC


Reporting: Hard News

Los Angeles Reacts to Dallas Police Shootings
Westwood One
Washington, DC


Investigative Reporting

In the Dark
APM Reports
St. Paul, MN


News Documentary

Dropped and Dismissed: Child Sex Abuse Lost in the System
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
Emeryville, CA


News Series

Serial Season Two
Serial
New York, NY


Newscast
CBS World News Roundup
CBS Radio News
New York, NY


Reporting: Sports
Making the Team
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
Emeryville, CA


Website
Serial Season Two Website
Serial
New York, NY


Small Market Television

Overall excellence
NBC12 News

WWBT-TV
Richmond, VA

Breaking News

Sevier County Wildfires
WBIR-TV
Knoxville, TN


Continuing Coverage

Officers Ambushed
KCCI-TV
Des Moines, IA


Excellence in Innovation

News 3 election coverage
WISC-TV
Madison, WI


Excellence in Social Media

KOMU-TV
KOMU-TV
Columbia, MO

Excellence in Sound

A Game Time Tradition
WDAY-TV
Fargo, ND


Excellence in Video

Skyline Skepticism
WBND-TV
South Bend, IN


Excellence in Writing

Eric Hanson's This is Iowa
KCCI-TV
Des Moines, IA


Feature Reporting

A Labor of Love
KCEN-TV
Temple, TX


Reporting: Hard News

Impact: Tyler Sash and CTE
KCCI-TV
Des Moines, IA


Investigative Reporting

Badge to Badge
KWCH-TV
Wichita, KS


News Documentary

From the Ashes of Vietnam
KWTX-TV
Waco, TX


News Series

The Corridor
KTVB-TV
Boise, ID


Newscast
Terence Crutcher shooting coverage
KTUL-TV
Tulsa, OK


Reporting: Sports
LumberJill
News 12 Connecticut
Norwalk, CT


Website
KOMU-TV
KOMU-TV
Columbia, MO


Large Market Television

Overall excellence
KXAS-TV

KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

Breaking News

Dallas Officer Ambush
KXAS-TV

Fort Worth, TX

Continuing Coverage

The Human Toll of Hanford's Dirty Secrets
KING-TV
Seattle, WA


Excellence in Innovation

Generation Addicted
NBC 10
Philadelphia, PA


Excellence in Social Media

KHOU-TV
KHOU-TV
Houston, TX

Excellence in Sound

The Mariachi
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

Excellence in Video

Lost on the Lake
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN


Excellence in Writing

Boyd Huppert
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN


Feature Reporting

Jaxson's Story
WTLV-TV
Jacksonville, FL


Reporting: Hard News

K2: Fake Drug, Real Horror
News 12 Hudson Valley
Yonkers, NY


Investigative Reporting

Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

News Documentary

Wildlife Detectives: Mystery Sharks of Seattle
Cascade Public Media / KCTS / EarthFix
Seattle, WA


News Series

Medical Waste
WVUE-TV
New Orleans, LA


Newscast
News 8 at 10: Dallas Police Ambush
WFAA-TV
Dallas, TX


Reporting: Sports
All Girl Baseball Team
KOMO TV
Seattle, WA


Website
nbcwashington.com
WRC-TV
Washington, DC


Network Television

Overall excellence
CBS News

CBS News
New York, NY

Breaking News

Charlotte Riots
CNN

New York, NY

Continuing Coverage

60 Minutes: Breakthrough Status
CBS News
New York, NY

Excellence in Innovation

Multi-Market Content
Global News
Toronto, ON


Excellence in Social Media

Presidential Election 2016
CNN
New York, NY


Excellence in Sound
Favela Violins
CTV News
Toronto, ON


Excellence in Video

28 Hours Surrounded by ISIS
CNN
New York, NY


Excellence in Writing
Steve Hartman
CBS News
New York, NY

Feature Reporting

E:60 The Last Round
ESPN
Bristol, CT


Reporting: Hard News

28 Hours Surrounded by ISIS
CNN
New York, NY


Investigative Reporting
Genetic Testing Gold Rush
CBS News
New York, NY

News Documentary

13th
Netflix
Beverly Hills, CA


News Series

Undercover in Syria
CNN
New York, NY


Newscast
CBS This Morning
CBS News
New York, NY


Reporting: Sports
E:60 The Number
ESPN
Bristol, CT


Website
weather.com
weather.com
New York, NY


Small Digital News Organization

Overall excellence
The Texas Tribune

The Texas Tribune
Austin, TX


Continuing Coverage
Bordering on Insecurity
The Texas Tribune
Austin, TX

Excellence in Innovation

ASPIREist
ASPIREist
Venice, CA

Excellence in Social Media

A Sniper On Campus
The Texas Tribune
Austin, TX


Excellence in Video
Water is Life
MIT/Mechanical Engineering
Cambridge, MA


Excellence in Writing

Save Our Water
The News-Press
Fort Myers, FL


Feature Reporting

Cars Fly on the Fourth of July
Alaska Dispatch News
Anchorage, AK


Investigative Reporting
Hell and High Water
The Texas Tribune / Pro Publica
Austin, TX

News Documentary

Freed But Forgotten: A Proposition 47 Investigation
USA TODAY Network-California
Palm Springs, CA


Reporting: Sports
Craig Sager
The News-Press
Fort Myers, FL


Large Digital News Organization

Overall excellence
The New York Times
The New York Times
New York, NY

Breaking News

Eight Hours of Terror
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas, TX


Continuing Coverage

America's Opioid Crisis
Washington Post
Washington, DC


Excellence in Innovation

Snapchat's Good Luck America
Snap Inc.
Venice, CA


Excellence in Social Media

Washington Post
Washington Post
Washington, DC


Excellence in Sound

The Last Trailer Park
Newsday
Melville, NY


Excellence in Video

Predator/Prey: The Fight for Isle Royale Wolves
Detroit Free Press
Detroit, MI


Excellence in Writing

Lee Powell
Washington Post
Washington, DC


Feature Reporting

The No Man's Land Beneath the Border Wall
The Atlantic
Washington, DC


Reporting: Hard News

Tainted Water, Little Hope
Washington Post
Washington, DC


Investigative Reporting

Investigative Coverage of Donald Trump
Washington Post
Washington, DC


News Documentary

Don't Forget About Flint
Detroit Free Press
Detroit, MI


Reporting: Sports
Justice High Football
The Denver Post
Denver, CO

 
Categories in which there were no winners are noted. Stations not currently providing working links to winning entries are asked to forward them to RTDNA. Selected entry titles and organization names on this page have been abbreviated for space. Full titles and organizations will appear on award trophies as found in our entry system.
 
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