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The Edward R Murrow Awards are presented to news organizations and outlets for excellence in reporting on television, radio, and digital formats.

This year’s award winners, which will be officially presented in October, were spread out across a variety of organizations and networks; but one netword is missing – FOX News was not among the list of winners.

The 2018 Edward R. Murrow Award winners:
Overall Excellence in Television: CBS News
Breaking News Coverage by a Television Network: NBC News for the Shooting at the Ft Lauderdale Airport
Continuing Coverage by a Television Network:
CNN for their coverage of Hurrican Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico
Ecellence in Innovation by a Television Network: CNN for the “Eclipse of the Century”
Excellence in Social Media by a Television Network: AJ+ for the War in the Koreas – Direct from with Dena Takruri
Excellence in Sound by a Televisio “n Network: Netflix for “Cuba and the Cameraman”
Excellence in Video by a Television Network: Netflix for “Chasing Coral”
Excellence in Writing by a Television Netowrk: CBS News “60 Minutes” for “The Isle of Eigg”
Excellence in Feature Reporting by a Television Network: ESPN for SC Features – Rod Carew
Excellence in Hard New by a Television Newtork: Vice New for “Inside the Marine’ fight againt the Taliban in Afghanistan”
Excellence in Invetigative Reporting by a Television Network: CBS New “60 Minutes” and The Washington Pot for “Too Big to Prosecute”
Excellence in a News Documentary by a Television Network: Netflix for “Icarus”
Excellence in a News Series by a Television Network: ABC News for “The Unwanted”
Excellence in a Newscast by a Television Network: ABC News – World News Tonight with David Muir
Excellence in Sports Rporting by a Television Network: the Big Ten Network for their Iowa Wave feature
Excellence in a Website by a Television Network: CNN for CNN.com

Large Market Television Station Awards…
Overall Excellence:
KCRA-TV in Sacramento, CA
Breaking News Coverage: KHOU-TV in Houston, TX
Continuing Coverage: WSMV-TV in Nashville, TN for Influence, Infidelity & Men in Power
Excellence in Innovation: WXIA-TV in Atlanta, GA for Atticus
Excellence in Social Media: KNTV in San Jose, CA for Wine Country Wildfires
Excellence in Sound: WTVF-TV in Nashville, TN for Strings for Hope
Excellence in Video: KING-TV in Seattle, WA for The Scott Legacy
Excellence in Writing: Eric Johnson at KOMO-TV in Seattle, WA
Feature Reporting: Joel at KING-TV in Seattle, WA
Hard News: KMGH-TV in Denver, CO for A Stolen Family – The Ryan Laber Story
Investigatative Reporting: WFAA-TV in Dallas, TX for Criminal Caretakers
News Documentary: KNTV in San Jose, CA for Kicked Out
News Series: KUSA-TV in Denver, CO for Show Us Your Bills
Newscast: WSB-TV in Atlanta, GA for Interstate Collapse
Sports Reporting: NEWS-TV in Cleveland, OH for The Meaning of Zach Proof
Website: KING-TV in Seattle, WA for KINGS.com

Small Market Television…
Overall Excellence:
WREX-TV in Rockford, IL
Breaking News Coverage: WDSU-TV in New Orleans, LA for the NOLA Tornado
Continuing Coverage: WVUE-TV and NOLA.com for Cracking the Code
Excellence in Innovation: KTVB-TV in Boise, ID for 360: Immerse Yourself in Idaho Life
Excellence in Social Media: KTUU-TV in Anchorage, AK for Interactive Stories on Facebook and YouTube
Excellence in Sound: WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge, LA for Donna’s Voice
Excellence in Video: KTVB-TV in Boise, ID for 360: Insane Base Jumping
Excellence in Writing: KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA for Eric Hanson’s This is Iowa
Feature Reporting: WANE-TV in Fort Wayne, IN for A Hall of Fame Life
Hard News: NEWS CENTER Maine in Portland, ME for Shoot or Don’t Shoot: In an Officer’s Shoes
Investigative Reporting: WVUE-TV in New Orleans, LA for State of Unrest
News Documentary: Hawaii News Now in Honolulu, HI or Prescribing Hope
News Series: KGPE-TV in Fresno, CA for The Wall
Newscast: WHEC-TV in Rochester, NY for March Misery – March 14, 6pm
Sports Reporting: Wisconsin Public Television in Madison, WI for Jaxon’s Wish
Website: KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO for KOMU 8 News Website

Radio Network…
Overall Excellence:
CBS News Radio in New York City, NY
Breaking News Coverage: CBS News Radio in New York City, NY for the Las Vegas Massacre
Continuing Coverage: NPR in Washington DC for Immigration Coverage
Excellence in Innovation: The Center for Investigative Reporting in Emeryville, CA for Follow the Money: Citizen Sleuths Investigate
Reveal
Excellence in Social Media: NPR in Washington DC for Hidden Brain
Excellence in Sound: NPR in Washington DC for What Happened When the Gunshots Started
Excellence in Writing: CBS News Radio in New York City, NY for Dave Ross
Feature Reporting: Youth Radio in Oakland, CA for Emancipation: One Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms
Hard News: NPR in Washington DC for They Told Me I Wasn’t a Human Being’: Gay Men Speak Of Brutal Treatment in Chechnya
Investigative Reporting: Reveal and The Texas Tribunel for No Place to Run
News Documentary: NPR in Washington DC for Embedded: Trump Stories – “The Golf Course”
News Series: ABC News Radio in New York City, NY for America’s Fentanyl Crisis
Newscast: CBS News Radio in New York City, NY for CBS World News Roundup
Sports Reporting: NPR and WBUR in Boston, MA for Armless Archer Makes His Mark Among The World’s Best

Large Market Radio…
Overall Excellence:
WTOP-FM in Washington DC
Breaking News Coverage: KUOW – Puget Sound Public Radio in Seattle, WA for Amtrak Derailment
Continuing Coverage: Minnesota Public Radio News in St. Paul, MN for The Fatal Police Shooting of Justine Ruszczyk
Excellence in Innovation: WFDD in Winston-Salem, NC for WFDD’s Community Conversation on Mental Health
Excellence in Social Media: WBUR in Boston, MA for Boston’s Free Speech Rally
Excellence in Sound: KCBS Radio in San Francisco, CA for Wine Country on Fire
Excellence in Video: Ideastream in Cleveland, OH for A Peek Inside the Collectibles Empire of Terry Kovel
Excellence in Writing: KCUR-FM in Kansas City, MO for A New Kansas Museum Dares to Showcase Daredevil Evel Knievel
Feature Reporting: KIRO Radio in Seattle, WA for Homeless Girl Scouts
Hard News: WBEZ Chicago Public Radio in Chicago, IL for For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life in Prison
Investigatative Reporting: KQED in San Francisco, CA for For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life in Prison
News Documentary: WYPR in Baltimore, MD for Out of the Blocks: 2100 Edmondson
News Series: WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City, NY for The Breaking Point
Newscast: WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City, NY for October 31, 2017, 5pm
Sports Reporting: KTAR-FM in Phoenix, AZ for Vital Organ-ist
Website: KUT in Austin for KUT.org

Small Market Radio…
Overall Excellence:
New Hampshire Public Radio in Concord, NH
Breaking News Coverage: WGCU Public Media in Fort Myers, FL for Hurrican Irma Hits Soutwest Florida
Continuing Coverage: KBIA in Columbia, MO for Urgent for Care: Can Missouri’s Poorest County Keep Its Hospital Alive?
Excellence in Innovation: WITF in Harrisburg, PA for The Vietman War: WITF Stories
Excellence in Social Media: South Dakota Public Broadcasting in Vermillion, SD for South Dakota Public Broadcasting Social Media
Excellence in Sound: Community Idea Stations in Richmond, VA for Virginia Nonprofits Bring Theater To Life For Visually Impaired
Excellence in Video: WNPR in Hartford, CT for A Month After Maria, Efforts To Bring Clean Water To Remote Parts of Puerto Rico
Excellence in Writing: KAZU in Seaside, CA for Reality of Possible Separation Sets in for American Children of Undocumented Parents
Feature Reporting: WITF in Harrisburg, PA for Finding Solace at the Wall
Hard News: Vermont Public Radio in Colchester, VT for Some Immigrants Flee U.S., Knowingly Walking into Police Arrest in Canada
Investigative Reporting: WDEL-FM/AM in Wilmington, DE for Scandal Surrounds New Castle County Elected Leader
News Documentary: Vermont Public Radio in Colchester, VT for Why is Vermont so Overwhelmingly White?
News Series: Alabama Public Radio in Tuscaloosa, AL for Alabama Rural Health Care
Newscast: WFIU/WTIU News in Bloomington, IN for May 24, 2017, Morning Newscat
Sports Reporting: KUNR in Reno, NV for Reno 1868 FC’s Fan Base Is Growing Fast
Website: WUFT in Gainesville, FL for WUFT.ort

Large Digital News Organization…
Overall Excellence:
New York Times
Breaking News Coverage: New York Times for Harvey Hits Texas
Continuing Coverage: Guardian US for Keystone XL: Driving the US Pipeline Route
Excellence in Innovation: TIME for Finding Home
Excellence in Social Media: TIME for Finding Home
Excellence in Sound: The Boston Globe for Finding the Keys
Excellence in Video: Now This / Group Nine Media for Puerto Rico: After the Hurricane
Excellence in Writing: The Boston Globe for Disappearing Americana along Route 1 in Saugus and Lynnfield
Feature Reporting: Quartz for n the Deep
Hard News: The New York Times for The Rise of Body Cameras
Investigative Reporting: The Washington Post for Hacking Democracy: The Russian Investigation
News Documentary TIME and Mic for Life After Addiction
Sports Reporting: Retro report for All In the Game: The Black Athlete in America

Small Digital News Organization…
Overall Excellence:
The Marshall Project
Continuing Coverage: The Center for Public Integrity for Carbon Wars
Excellence in Innovation: ProPublica for Lost Mothers
Excellence in Social Media: The Center for Public Integrity, Reveal and PRX for #CitizenSleuth
Excellence in Sound: The GroundTruth Project for The New American Songbook: For My Ayeeyo
Excellence in Video: The Cincinnati Enquirer for Seven Days of Heroin
Excellence in Writing: The Texas Tribune for Sold Out
Feature Reporting: EastIdahoNews.com for Kaio’s Courage
Hard News: Circa News for Border Schools
Investigative Reporting: The Center for Investigative Reporting for Recovering from Rehab
News Documentary: The Texas Tribune for Beyond The Wall

feature photo credit: By US Information Agency – https://www.britannica.com/biography/Edward-R-Murrow, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63497776

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