We're happy to report that VPR News has won four New England Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, including one for Overall Excellence, from the Radio Television Digital News Association. RTDNA recognizes radio stations in 14 different categories. The awards include:
Overall Excellence, for a collection of our best work from 2012. Feature reporting: In Pittsfield, Recovery Has Been More Difficult Than Days After Irene, a story by Nina Keck for our series on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene. Newscast: All Things Considered newscast for October 29, 2012, the night Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on us. Website, for VPR.net’s overall news content. VPR's regional winners will now be entered in RTDNA's national awards contest, which will be judged and announced this summer. We also want to offer our congratulations to our television colleagues at WCAX-TV. Channel 3 was honored with two Murrow awards, for feature and sports reporting. A full list of award winners, along with links to the winning pieces, can be found here.