2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards National Winners

The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners. The awards honor excellence in electronic journalism.

For the third consecutive year, NBC News won the Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in the network television grouping. NBC News also won National Murrows for Video News Documentary, Video Newscast and Use of Video, in the network television grouping.


In the network radio grouping, CBS Radio News won its fifth consecutive Overall Excellence award and was awarded a total of six National Murrows. National Public Radio again took home the award for Website in the network radio grouping as well as three other awards in the grouping.

After winning every award given to a national online news organization in 2010, The Associated Press won eight national awards in 2011, including the award for Overall Excellence. StarTribune.com was named the Overall Excellence winner in the local online organization grouping for the second consecutive year.

In all, 62 news organizations are being honored with 95 awards, listed below.

Television Network/Syndication Service

Overall Excellence
NBC News
NBC News Overall Excellence

Video Breaking News Coverage
Seven Network Australia
Winnie

Video Continuing Coverage
ABC News
Brian Ross Investigates: Taking on Toyota

Video Feature Reporting
CBS News
Jan's Story
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Video Reporting: Hard News
CBS News
Battle Over History

Video Investigative Reporting
ESPN
ESPN, Outside the Lines: "Human Trafficking & the World Cup"

Video News Documentary
NBC News
A Father's Mission

Video News Series
CBS News
Afghan Bomb Squad

Video Newscast
NBC News
Iraq: The Long Way Out

Video Sports Reporting
Big Ten Network
Brock Mealer Feature

Use of Video
NBC News
TODAY Goes Viral, "I Gotta Feeling"

Web site
CNN
CNN.com

Writing
ESPN
2010 FIFA World Cup


Radio Network/Syndication Service

Overall Excellence
CBS Radio News
Overall Excellence

Audio Breaking News Coverage
CBS Radio News
Earthquake in Haiti

Audio Continuing Coverage
CBS Radio News
Disaster in the Gulf

Audio Feature Reporting
ESPN
The Sporting Life with Jeremy Schaap - A Goal, A Ghost

Audio Reporting: Hard News
National Public Radio
The Foreclosure Nightmare

Audio News Documentary
Public Radio International (This American Life)
Long Shot - Hasta La Vista, Maybe
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Audio Investigative Reporting
National Public Radio
Home of Nursing Home: America's Empty Promise to Give the Elderly and Disabled a Choice

Audio News Series
Youth Radio with National Public Radio’s All Things Considered
Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation
Listen to the winning entry, Part I
Listen to the winning entry, Part II

Audio Newscast
CBS Radio News
CBS World News Roundup

Audio Sports Reporting
ESPN
ESPN, Outside the Lines: "Coach Randolph"

Use of Sound
CBS Radio News
Kids' Digital Day

Web site
National Public Radio
NPR.org

Writing
CBS Radio News
Dave Ross


Online News Operation - National

Overall Excellence
The Associated Press
Overall Excellence

Video Breaking News Coverage
The Associated Press
Haiti Earthquake

Video Continuing Coverage
The Associated Press
Gulf Oil Spill

Video Feature Reporting
Yahoo!
Second Act: Donald Arthur

Video Investigative Reporting
The Associated Press
J1 Visas

Video Reporting: Hard News
The Associated Press
Gulf Oil Dive

Video News Documentary
Reuters
Souvenirs of War - Purple Hearts, Prosthetics and Phantom Pains
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Video News Series
GlobalPost
On Location

Video Sports Reporting
The Associated Press
USA vs. England

Use of Video
The Associated Press
Miners Rescued

Web site
The Tyee
thetyee.ca

Writing
The Associated Press
Lee Powell


Online News Operation - Local

Overall Excellence
StarTribune.com - Minneapolis, MN
Overall Excellence

Video Feature Reporting
The Seattle Times - Seattle, WA
A Child's Perspective on Homelessness
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Video Investigative Reporting

The Seattle Times - Seattle, WA
Seniors for Sale
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Video News Documentary
knoxnews.com - Knoxville, TN
Brewing Up A Tea Party
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Web site

TBD.com

Television: Large Market

Overall Excellence
WTHR-TV - Indianapolis, IN
Overall Excellence

Video Breaking News Coverage
KCRA-TV - Sacramento, CA
Galleria Fire

Video Continuing Coverage
KMGH-TV - Denver, CO
FATAL ERRORS: Deaths At The State Hospital

Video Feature Reporting
KGW-TV - Portland, OR
A Long Journey

Video Reporting: Hard News
WFAA-TV - Dallas, TX
Fallen Heroes
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Video Investigative Reporting
WFAA-TV - Dallas, TX
Bitter Lessons

Video News Documentary
KMOV-TV - St. Louis, MO
State of Education

Video News Series
WTHR-TV - Indianapolis, IN
Reality Check: Where Are The Jobs

Video Newscast
WISN-TV - Milwaukee, WI
WISN 12 News at 10:00
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Video Sports Reporting
KUSA-TV - Denver, CO
Kyle Kasper

Use of Video
KING-TV - Seattle, WA
Doug Burgess Composite

Web site
KING-TV - Seattle, WA
king5.com

Writing
KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN
Boyd Huppert Compilation


Radio: Large Market


Overall Excellence
WTOP-FM - Washington, DC
Overall Excellence

Audio Breaking News Coverage
CFRB-AM - Toronto, ON, Canada
G20 Black Block Party in Toronto

Audio Continuing Coverage
KCBS-AM - San Francisco, CA
Firestorm Follow-Up

Audio Feature Reporting
WBAL-AM - Baltimore, MD
A Harrowing Experience

Audio Reporting: Hard News
KUT-FM - Austin, TX
Bernier Doctors on Healthcare Curran

Audio Investigative Reporting
WBT - Charlotte, NC
State Airplanes

Audio News Documentary
Michigan Radio - Ann Arbor, MI
Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future

Audio News Series
KUT-FM - Austin, TX
NASA End of the Space Shuttle

Audio Newscast
KSL-AM/FM - Salt Lake City, UT
Best Newscast 9/20/10

Audio Sports Reporting
KGO-AM - San Francisco, CA
Cut Man

Use of Sound
WCBS-AM - New York, NY
Sean Adams

Web site
WBUR-FM - Boston, MA
wbur.org

Writing
KIRO-FM - Seattle, WA
Best of Dave Ross


Television: Small Market


Overall Excellence
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY
Overall Excellence

Video Breaking News Coverage
WJAR-TV - Cranston, RI
Historic Flooding / Dangerous Bridge

Video Continuing Coverage
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY
The Death of Laura Cummings

Video Feature Reporting
WHO-TV - Des Moines, IA
Homeless Like Me

Video Reporting: Hard News
WGRZ-TV - Buffalo, NY
The Legacy of Jason Dunham

Video Investigative Reporting
WVUE-TV - New Orleans, LA
Public Belt Investigation

Video News Documentary
WRDW-TV - North Augusta, SC
Black Market Babies

Video News Series
KYTV-TV - Springfield, MO
Bombing and Rebuilding: The Reality of War in Afghanistan

Video Newscast
WMTW-TV - Auburn, ME
News 8 at Six

Video Sports Reporting
KKTV - Colorado Springs, CO
Legs of Steel, Heart of Gold

Use of Video
WTVR-TV - Richmond, VA
It Took A War
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Web site
KTVB-TV - Boise, ID
KTVB.COM

Writing
WISC-TV - Madison, WI
Andy Choi's Storytelling

Radio: Small Market

Overall Excellence
WRVA-AM - Richmond, VA
Overall Excellence

Audio Breaking News Coverage
WCHS-AM - Charelston, WV
Upper Big Branch Mine Explosion

Audio Continuing Coverage
WNRP-AM - Pensacola, FL
Continuing Coverage of Gulf Oil Spill

Audio Feature Reporting
WATD-FM - Marshfield, MA
Down in the Dumps

Audio Investigative Reporting
KUNC-FM - Greeley, CO
Sergeant Lynch's War

Audio Reporting: Hard News
WMSI/WQJQ-FM - Jackson, MS
Volunteer City

Audio News Documentary
WVPS-FM - Colchester, VT
Afghanistan's Other War

Audio News Series
WSHU Public Radio - Fairfield, CT
Policing the Mentally Ill

Audio Newscast
WWUS-FM - Big Pine Key, FL
Evening Edition

Audio Sports Reporting
WITF-FM - Harrisburg, PA
Beep Baseball

Use of Sound
WVPS-FM - Colchester, VT
Night Patrol

Web site
Rubber City Radio Group - Akron, OH
AkronNewsNow.com

Writing
WVPS-FM - Colchester, VT
An Appreciation for the Cluster Fly