Hawaiʻi Public Radio’s newsroom was recognized today by RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association) with its third National Edward R. Murrow Award in two years. This 2016 award was in the category of Small Market Radio Continuing Coverage for a series of reports on the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope by HPR General Assignment Reporter Molly Solomon. The series previously won in the same category for its region, comprising California, Guam, Hawaiʻi, and Nevada.
The Murrow Awards recognize outstanding work produced by radio, television, and online news organizations around the world. HPR’s entry was among the more than 4,300 received by RTDNA in the 2016 awards season, and among the 103 selected for national award in 13 categories including Feature Reporting, Hard News, Overall Excellence, and more.
HPR President and General Manager Michael Titterton said “We are pleased and proud, of course, that HPR is now at a point where we can cover important issues like this, wherever in our state they occur. We’re most grateful to our supporters for enabling us to do this kind of work. But to have our news team nationally honored in this way, for the second year running, makes us want to do a little dance.”
For the RTDNA media release, see http://www.rtdna.org/article/national_edward_r_murrow_award_winners_2016
For a list of all the national winners: http://rtdna.org/content/2016_national_edward_r_murrow_award_winners
HPR's winning entry:
Thirty Meter Telescope Hawai'i Series: hawaiipublicradio.org/post/thirty-meter-telescope-hawaii-series