WSLU in Canton, the flagship of North Country Public Radio, has won five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence from the Radio & TV News Directors Association (RTNDA). One of those went on to win a National-level Murrow. The winners list was announced Tuesday.
The RTNDA explains the awards as follows:
The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
WSLU is considered a Small Market Radio station in RTNDA Region 11, which consists of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Here are the categories in which WSLU won:
Feature: Hard News
"Hydropower comes at a cost for the Creek"
"All Before Five"
"Farm to Farm, Family to Family"
Use of Sound - Radio only
"Winter Dash to Avalanche Lake"
All regional winners become eligible to win national awards. Of these 5 regionals, WSLU did win one national award for the News Series category with "Farm to Farm, Family to Family."
No other radio station in CNYRadio.com territory won any Murrow awards, but it's notable to mention that Syracuse's WSYR-TV won both the regional and national Murrow Awards in the "Website (broadcast-affiliated)" category for small market TV.
- RTNDA 2008 Murrow Award winners (Regional)
- RTNDA 2008 Murrow Award winners (National)