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Gannett TV Stations Win National Murrow Awards

McLEAN, VA – Four Gannett TV stations won awards in the 2008 National Edward R. Murrow competition from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

“Providing great content is what sets us apart and strengthens our foundation. These stations’ awards illustrate the importance of good journalism and solid reporting. It’s a combination that can’t be beat. We congratulate everyone involved in these efforts,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.

Winners are:

    KARE-TV at Minneapolis-St. Paul – large market/spot news coverage for “35W Bridge Collapse”;
    KUSA-TV at Denver – large market/videography for “Scholl Videography Compilation”;
    WLTX-TV at Columbia, SC – small market/feature: hard news for “Filyaw’s Letters”;
    KTHV-TV at Little Rock, AR – small market/news documentary for “50 Years: Central High Foundations of Freedom.”

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is a leading international news and information company that publishes 85 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 900 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

Media inquiries:
Tara Connell
Vice President of Corporate Communications
(703) 854-6049