St. Louis Public Radio wins six regional Murrow Awards | St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Public Radio wins six regional Murrow Awards

Apr 23, 2015

St. Louis Public Radio has won six Edward R. Murrow  2015 regional awards. The honor recognizes St. Louis Public Radio's overall efforts for both digital and radio reporting excellence. This year, awards were granted in ten categories.

Most of the awards recognize the reporting on Michael Brown's death in Aug. 2014 and the protests and unrest that followed. That reporting reflected the efforts of everyone in the newsroom, including St. Louis on the Air, our daily talk show.

Protesters on West Florissant in Aug. 2014 surround a Ferguson cop car with their hands up, chanting, "hands up, don't shoot." Looting broke out shortly afterward.
Credit Rachel Lippmann | St. Louis Public Radio

Here the categories and stories which won the Murrow awards:

Website:  St. Louis Public Radio live blog. Kelsey Proud and all staff

Writing: "A Teachable Moment" by Tim Lloyd

Use of Sound/Video: "Remembering Gaslight Square" by Veronique LaCapra

Reporting: hard news: "Michael Brown's Death" by Jason Rosenbaum

Feature reporting: "Locked In: One family's story from behind the front lines" by Durrie Bouscaren

Continuing Coverage: "Ferguson: Community Reacts" all staff.

You can review all of our coverage of events relating to Ferguson here: The Ferguson Project

The Murrow awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association every year. St. Louis is part of Region 5, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. All regional winners are considered for a national Murrow award which will be announced in June.

Also winning awards in the Region 5 large market radio division were KMOX for breaking news and investigative reporting, KCUR in Kansas City for news series and Iowa Public Radio for news documentary.