Gannett Broadcasting Stations Win 44 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
McLEAN, VA – Gannett (NYSE: GCI) announced nine of its broadcasting stations won 44 regional 2010 Edward R. Murrow awards. The competition is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association and honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
“These Edward R. Murrow awards recognize unparalleled dedication to quality by our local journalists every single day,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. “I am elated that their service to our local communities has been honored by the judges.”
Six Gannett stations won the highest award for “Overall Excellence.” Among those winning the Overall Excellence awards: KARE-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, which won a total of nine awards; WXIA-TV in Atlanta, GA, which won a total of eight; KUSA-TV in Denver, CO, and KTHV-TV in Little Rock, AR, each won a total of seven; KSDK-TV in St. Louis, MO, which won a total of five; and WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN, which won a total of three.
Other winning stations included:
* WTSP-TV, Tampa, FL
* WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
* WMAZ-TV, Macon, GA
Gannett Co., Inc. is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 83 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 650 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.
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