RTDNA Announces Winners of the 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Awards and the 2013 RTDNA/UNITY Awards

WASHINGTON – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced the winners of the 2013 national Edward R. Murrow Awards, which recognize work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world, and the winners of the 2013 RTDNA/UNITY Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in the coverage of diversity.

For the first time in the history of the national Murrow Awards competition, the award for overall excellence in network television goes to a Canadian network, Global News.

Among the 94 national Murrow Awards to be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City October 14, 2013, CBS News led the network categories with seven wins, including three in radio and four in television. This marks the seventh year in a row that CBS has won the Overall Excellence Award in Network Radio News. In the local categories, WITF-FM in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was the top winner with three awards. The Denver Post led among online news organizations with three awards.

The winners of this year’s RTDNA/UNITY Awards, developed in cooperation with UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, were Michigan Radio, WJW-TV, ESPN Films, The Boston Globe, WFPL-FM and StateoftheRe:Union.com.

A complete list of winners with links to the winning entries for the 2013 National Edward R. Murrow Awards and RTDNA/UNITY Awards, along with trophy and ticket information for the awards ceremony can be found at rtdna.org.

“This year’s winning entries are outstanding examples of electronic journalism at its finest,” said Mike Cavender, Executive Director of RTDNA. “Our judges faced many difficult decisions to select winners from so many high-quality submissions.”

A record number of award entries were submitted, and judges selected winners from across the United States and from international entrants across the globe.

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