WFSU named 3-time winner in 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award competition
This week, WFSU Public Media was awarded three 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. WFSU Public Media is a member of RTDNA Region 13 which includes news organizations located in Florida, Georgia, and Puerto Rico.
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 broadcast and digital journalism. WFSU was awarded the following 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:
- Investigative Reporting: (Former FSU Professor Faces Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Allowed to Retire Amid Investigation),
- Feature Reporting: (Lake Jackson is Draining. Experts Say it’s a Good Thing),
- Digital (Class of COVID-19: An Education Crisis for Florida’s Vulnerable Students) (with Florida Public Media).
Regional winners automatically move on to the national round of consideration, which also includes digital news organizations, networks, and student competitors. 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.
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, RTDNA’s mission is to promote and protect responsible journalism. RTDNA defends the First Amendment rights of electronic journalists throughout the country, honors outstanding work in the profession through the Edward R. Murrow Awards, and provides members with training to encourage ethical standards, newsroom leadership, and industry innovation.
About WFSU Public Media
WFSU Public Media enriches lives and cultivates diverse perspectives by connecting our community through media content and services that inform, educate, and entertain. WFSU provides quality public broadcasting services to the North Florida and South Georgia areas and is both an NPR and PBS member located in Tallahassee, Florida. In Panama City, WFSU Public Media is known as WFSG-TV and WFSW-FM.
WFSU Public Media also provides community engagement and educational services. Examples include Ready To Learn Community Collaboratives for Early Learning & Media, the American Graduate Project, and children's projects associated with PBS KIDS.