Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced its regional 2014
Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Hawaii Public Radio has won in three categories.
The entire newsroom won for “Best News Series” for “Feeding Ourselves: Hawaii’s Food Future,” which included
contributions from reporters on Oahu,
Hawaii Island and Molokai. Reporter Molly Solomon won for
“Best Breaking News” for her coverage of the molasses spill in Honolulu
Solomon also won in the “Feature Reporting” category for her piece “Hawaii’s
Brain Drain,” done as part of the HPR News series “Neighbors.”
honored to receive recognition in this prestigious competition,” said HPR News
Director Bill Dorman. “The work of our local news team is part of what is made
possible by the generous support of our station members.” HPR CEO and General
Manager Michael Titterton added “The commitment to quality journalism is an
important and continuing piece of what we are at Hawaii Public Radio, and this
recognition of the team’s accomplishments is gratifying.”
website says “the awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by
radio, television and online news organizations around the world.” The
organization also noted that there were a record number of entries for this
year’s awards, “in what proved to be one of the most competitive Edward R.
Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history.” They are named for the broadcast news
pioneer and longtime CBS news correspondent, legendary for both his radio and
television coverage. "The
Murrow Awards honor journalism at its finest," added Mike Cavender,
Executive Director of RTDNA. "Local newsrooms serve their communities 365
days a year, and we're proud to recognize the great work they do."
winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition,
which will be judged in May and presented in October.
news release from RTDNA is here
the list of regional winners is here