RTDNA Honors Murrow Winners
October 11, 2011 at 11:16 AM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS ASSOCIATION presented its EDWARD R. MURROW Awards for 2011 at a dinner MONDAY in NEW YORK.
"It is important that we honor the excellent journalism produced everyday by creative, determined journalists," said RTDNA Chairman KEVIN BENZ. "The challenges are great and pressures sometimes overwhelming but these honorees, and those at the regional level as well prove that great journalism still, as Murrow said years ago, enlightens, educates and protects our society."
CBS RADIO NEWS won six national MURROW Awards, including its fifth consecutive overall award. HARVEY NAGLER, accepting for the network, told of the price paid by journalists to get their stories, including the injuries to CBS' CAMI MCCORMICK and KIMBERLY DOZIER, the attack on LARA LOGAN, and the death of cameraman PAUL DOUGLAS and sound man JAMES BROLAN in the same attack that injured DOZIER, then discussed the changes in the industry in context of the passing of STEVE JOBS last week.
"Technology is rendering some of the old ways of doing business obsolete," NAGLER said. "Nowhere is this more evident than in the world of electronic journalism. So we must change with it. Reinvent ourselves. When television came along many predicted the death of radio but we are still here sixty years later -- more alive than we have ever been. And that will be true for many more years to come. One thing we can all agree on is that 'journalism' needs to survive on all media platforms. But survive with the same high qualities all of us in this room practice."
See the entire list of radio's 2011 MURROW Award winners (NET NEWS 6/14) by clicking here.