WRO Staff / Tuesday, May 9, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. / Community
KCIW Wins Edward R. Murrow Award For Its 'Corruption in Curry County?' Documentary
KCIW’s documentary report “Corruption in Curry County?” has been honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for reporting excellence.
The Murrow Awards are among the most respected journalism awards in the world, and to have a small, community radio station like KCIW recognized for its news effort is a very big deal. It is the only all-volunteer, member supported, community radio station in its category to win, and as a regional winner, KCIW will automatically move ahead to compete in the national round of the competition.
KCIW Board President Rose Weiss says winning a Murrow is a huge win for such a small, low power station. “I am thrilled that our hard-working News Department and our very talented News Director have been recognized for their important work informing our listeners. Congratulations to News Director Lori Gallo-Stoddard and to everyone who volunteers their time to our News Department.”
The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values, principles and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.
Murrow Award-winning stories put public interest above all else, and is a reminder that responsible journalism helps to expose corruption and shines a light on problems that would otherwise go unnoticed.
KCIW is delighted that its documentary “Corruption in Curry County?” has been honored by this prestigious organization. You can find a link to KCIW’s award-winning documentary, and other 2023 Murrow Award recipients here.
Regional Murrow Awards are presented to small and large radio,
television and digital outlets based on 14 geographic regions. Regional winners are automatically considered for a National award. Network competitors are judged at the national level.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring
outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. The CBS News legend's pursuit of excellence embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. More than 5,000 entries from hundreds of digital and broadcast network journalism organizations competed for the 2023 National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
RTDNA honors winners of the National and Student competitions during the Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on Oct. 19, 2023 at Gotham Hall in New York City.