Vermont Public Radio wins six regional Edward R Murrow awards

first_imgVermont Public Radio has been honored with six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. VPR received awards for breaking news coverage, feature reporting, investigative reporting, series, sports coverage, and for the website.The winning coverage includes:Coverage of Captain Richard Phillips, who was taken captive by pirates off the Somali coast, including an interview with Phillips on Vermont Edition (Breaking News).Lynne McCrea’s continuing coverage of a homeless family in Chittenden County and their struggle to put down roots (Feature Reporting).Nina Keck’s coverage of the Vermont National Guard members who said they were denied promotions and permanent positions at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield (Investigative Reporting).Comprehensive coverage of the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of Lake Champlain, including stories from Champlain’s diary, and a live broadcast from the Burlington waterfront (Series).Steve Zind’s report on UVM’s women’s basketball and their fall to UConn in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament (Sports).VPR.net’s news page, H1N1 flu page, States of Marriage documentary page, Hitting Home economic series page, and the Champlain 400 pages (Website).“VPR is honored to receive these awards,” said Vice President for News and Programming John Van Hoesen. “They reflect VPR’s commitment to broad and in-depth regional news coverage by our entire staff.”In all, 13 awards were made in the small market radio category for the region, which includes all of the New England states. Vermont Public Radio will be honored at a ceremony this spring.Vermont Public Radio President Robin Turnau said: “Our listeners have told us time and again that they appreciate and value VPR’s in-depth news coverage. We have our listeners and supporters to thank for allowing us to provide this service to the public.”The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.Audio and text for VPR’s award-winning coverage are at VPR.net.About VPRListener-supported Vermont Public Radio has served the people of Vermont and the surrounding region since 1977. As Vermont’s only statewide public radio network, VPR is a trusted and independent source for news, music, conversation, NPR programming, and much more. The stations of VPR serve more than 170,000 listeners each week. For more information about VPR and VPR Classical, coverage maps, schedules, and streaming audio, visit www.vpr.net(link is external).Source: VPR. 4.8.2010XXXlast_img read more