2018 Edward R. Murrow Award Regional Winner List Released

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) 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 electronic journalism. National winners will be announced in June.

In Region 7, which includes Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio, the broadcast winners were:

Category:  Small Market Television

Overall Excellence
Overall Excellence
WREX-TV
Rockford, IL

Breaking News Coverage
Flint Airport Attack
WEYI/WSMH/WBSF
Flint, MI

Continuing Coverage
Hooked: The Opioid Epidemic Hits Home
WREX-TV
Rockford, IL

Excellence in Social Media
13 WREX
WREX-TV
Rockford, IL

Excellence in Sound
The Eisenhower
WQAD-TV
Moline, IL

Excellence in Video
Breaking Barriers
WQAD-TV
Moline, IL

Excellence in Writing
McElhatten Compilation
WPTA-TV
Fort Wayne, IN

Feature Reporting
A Hall of Fame Life
WANE-TV
Fort Wayne, IN

Hard News
Where is Kimora?
WJRT-TV
Flint, MI

News Documentary
Lost and Found: A Soldier’s Story
WPTA-TV
Fort Wayne, IN

News Series
Help, Hope & Redemption
WEYI/WSMH/WBSF
Flint, MI

Newscast
Spring Windstorm
WLNS-TV
Lansing, MI

Sports Reporting
Tri State Star
WEHT/WTVW
Evansville, IN

Category: Large Market Television
Overall Excellence
Overall Excellence
WTHR-TV
Indianapolis, IN

Breaking News Coverage
Severe Weather Alert: Record Wind Damage
WDIV-TV
Detroit, MI

Continuing Coverage
The Protected Predator: Dr. Larry Nassar, Michigan State and Innocence Destroyed
WXYZ-TV
Detroit, MI

Excellence in Innovation
Riders on the Storm – Ohio’s Opioid Epidemic
WKYC-TV
Cleveland, OH

Excellence in Social Media
WCPO Social Media
WCPO-TV
Cincinnati, OH

Excellence in Sound
What’s Old is New Again
WDIV-TV
Detroit, MI

Excellence in Video
The Meaning of Zach Proof
WEWS-TV
Cleveland, OH

Excellence in Writing
Failure, Lucky and Infectious
WDIV-TV
Detroit, MI

Feature Reporting
Camp Lionheart
WBNS-TV
Columbus, OH

Hard News
Food Poisoning Death
WTHR-TV
Indianapolis, IN

Investigative Reporting
Problems in Probate: Grief, Greed, and Real Estate
WXYZ-TV
Detroit, MI

News Documentary
Faces of 2017 (Rostros 2017)
WGBO-DT
Chicago, IL

News Series
Failure to Watch
WBNS-TV
Columbus, OH

Newscast
Channel 3 News at 11 – The Facebook Killer
WKYC-TV
Cleveland, OH

Sports Reporting
The Meaning of Zach Proof
WEWS-TV
Cleveland, OH

Website
WCPO.com
WCPO-TV
Cincinnati, OH

Category: Small Market Radio

Overall Excellence
Overall Excellence
WNIN-FM
Evansville, IN

Excellence in Innovation
WFIU News: Excellence In Innovation
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Excellence in Social Media
WFIU Social Media Storytelling and Engagement
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Excellence in Sound
Tuning Pianos at Interlochen is a Job That Never Ends
Interlochen Public Radio
Interlochen, MI

Excellence in Video
The Deep Impact of a Public Fall from Grace
WNIN-FM
Evansville, IN

Excellence in Writing
Tyler Lake Writing
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Feature Reporting
Bach in the Subways
WCMU Public Media
Mt. Pleasant, MI

Hard News
Medical Marijuana in West Central Illinois
TSPR
Macomb, IL

Investigative Reporting
Justice For All?
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

News Documentary
Still Here: Vietnam War Stories
WILL
Urbana, IL

News Series
Irredeemable
Interlochen Public Radio
Interlochen, MI

Newscast
May 24, 2017 Morning Newscast
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Sports Reporting
DNR: Stay Away from Low-Head Dams at Any Cost
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Website
IndianaPublicMedia.org
WFIU/WTIU News
Bloomington, IN

Category: Large Market Radio

Overall Excellence
Overall Excellence
WVXU-FM
Cincinnati, OH

Breaking News Coverage
Flood!
WBBM-AM/FM
Chicago, IL

Continuing Coverage
Every Other Hour
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Chicago, IL

Excellence in Innovation
Curious City: The Nazis’ Neighborhood
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Chicago, IL

Excellence in Social Media
Detroit 1967 in real-time
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI

Excellence in Sound
Artisans fo Michigan: Making Marimbas
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI

Excellence in Video
A Peek Inside the Collectibles Empire of Terry Kovel
ideastream
Cleveland, OH

Excellence in Writing
‘Can You Help Me?’
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Chicago, IL

Feature Reporting
When Students Miss the Test at Arlington High, the Bus Comes for Them
WFYI
Indianapolis, IN

Hard News
For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life in Prison
WBEZ Chicago Public Radio
Chicago, IL

Investigative Reporting
Lead and Copper Rule
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI

News Documentary
Pushed Out: A Documentary on Housing in Grand Rapids
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI

News Series
Divided by Design
ideastream
Cleveland, OH

Newscast
Newscast – May 23, 2017
WVXU-FM
Cincinnati, OH

Sports Reporting
How Did This Former CFL Player and Detroit Native End Up in a Chinese Jail?
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI

Website
MichiganRadio.org
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI

 

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