Gannett Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
McLEAN, VA -Gannett’s Broadcast Division today announced its stations
had won a total of 28 regional Edward R. Murrow awards in the 2007 annual competition.
Three of the awards were for Overall Excellence.
The Edward R. Murrow awards, which honor outstanding achievement in broadcast
and Web journalism, were announced by the Radio-Television News Directors Association
(RTNDA). Of the 13 regions identified by RTNDA, Gannett won awards in 11 of
Recipients of the regional Murrow award automatically compete for the national
awards, which are given in October 2007 at a dinner in New York City.
“Professional journalism and the pursuit of excellence thrive at every
Gannett station and within every Gannett employee,” said Roger Ogden,
president and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting. “The recognition that we have
received through these Edward R. Murrow awards truly attests to that. I am very
proud of our stations’ quality work and service to their communities.”
Gannett award recipients are:
* WUSA-TV, Sports Reporting
* WXIA, Videography
* WTSP, Feature Reporting; Sports Reporting; Writing
* KARE, Overall Excellence; Feature Reporting; Sports Reporting; Videography;
Web site (Broadcast-Affiliated); and Writing
* WKYC, Overall Excellence
* KPNX, Sports Reporting
* KUSA, Overall Excellence; Feature Reporting; News Series; Videography;
* KSDK, Sports Reporting; Videography; Web site (Broadcast-Affiliated)
* WGRZ, Spot News Coverage
* WTLV/WJXX, Feature-Hard News; Web site (Broadcast-Affiliated)
* WBIR, Feature Reporting; Videography; Web site (Broadcast-Affiliated)
* WLTX, Investigative Reporting
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) operates: W*USA, Washington, DC; WXIA and WATL,
Atlanta; KARE, Minneapolis; WTSP, Tampa-St. Petersburg; WKYC, Cleveland; KPNX,
Phoenix, KNAZ, Flagstaff; K*USA and KTVD, Denver; KXTV, Sacramento; KSDK, St.
Louis; WZZM, Grand Rapids, MI; WFMY, Greensboro, NC; WGRZ, Buffalo, NY; WTLV
and WJXX, Jacksonville, FL; KTHV, Little Rock; WBIR, Knoxville, TN; WCSH, Portland,
ME; WLTX, Columbia, SC; WMAZ, Macon, GA; and WLBZ, Bangor, ME.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that
publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s
largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 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 18 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 USATODAY.com, one of the most popular
news sites on the Web.
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