By Chris Carl, RTDNA Chairman
Hopefully you were able to join us last week at the Edward R. Murrow awards banquet in New York City. It was quite a night.
As the evening’s Master of Ceremonies, it was an honor for me to be able greet all of the winners and awards presenters. (And I can now say that I’ve played Broadway, which is immediately going on my resume.)
Yes, I got to shake the hands of the likes of Steve Kroft, Natalie Morales and Scott Pelley, but I also got to greet winners from Harrisburg, PA, Bloomington, IL and Victoria, BC. It was inspiring to see and hear portions of all the truly excellent, award-winning work.
I encourage you to visit our complete list of 2013 winners to experience the winning work for yourself. I guarantee you’ll find a story idea that you can localize and share in your market.
There’s no reason to think that it can’t be you on stage accepting an Edward R. Murrow award next year. Now is the time to start thinking about the work you’ve done this year which might be Murrow-worthy. If that work isn’t done yet, you have two months to get it on the air and/or published to the web so that it’s eligible for next year’s competition.
You’ll be able to submit contest entries from December through the end of February. Regional winners will be announced in April of 2014. National winners will be announced in June of 2014, and then, hopefully, we’ll see you next October on Broadway.
To paraphrase Edward R. Murrow, “Good luck.”
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