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WFIU-WTIU News Earns Two Regional Murrow Awards

Regional Murrow Awards 2021

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today that the WFIU-WTIU News team earned two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

WFIU-WTIU News received Regional Murrow Awards for investigative reporting on Indiana’s contact tracing plans and best news documentary for A Mother’s Justice: The Trials of Lisa Montgomery.

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news.

“A Murrow award is a symbol of journalistic excellence. With this year’s awards, our news department continues a tradition of being recognized for our quality, independent journalism,” said Brad Kimmel, executive director of WFIU-WTIU. “I’m very proud of our intrepid news team.”

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.

Over 750 Regional Murrow Awards were given this year to more than 350 small and large radio, television, and digital outlets in 14 geographic regions. WFIU-WTIU News competed in the small market radio and television division against newsrooms in the region comprising Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Ohio.

Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition. National Murrow Award winners will be honored on October 27 during a ceremony in New York City.