BOSTON, Mass. (April 24, 2015) – The WGBH News team earned regional radio honors from the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Awards for feature reporting and news series. Each year, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. All regional winners are automatically entered into the national competition. The national honorees will be announced in June.
“This recognition from the Edward R. Murrow Awards further validates our dedication to revealing truly local stories that make you think,” said Phil Redo, WGBH General Manager for Radio. “From feature stories to deeply reported news series, our talented team consistently produces substantive, compelling stories that resonate with local listeners and we are exceptionally proud of their work.”
WGBH News reporter and Curiosity Desk reporter Edgar B. Herwick III won for best feature reporting for “Bus Skipped Your Stop,” detailing the real reasons why MBTA buses pass stops without picking up passengers. WCAI, WGBH’s listener-supported station for Cape Cod, the coast and the islands and a contributor to WGBH News, received honors for best news series for “Power Source.” The 10-part series, which aired on WCAI and WGBH Radio, examined serious questions about New England's future energy supply and explored the innovative ways people are reducing their energy consumption and impact on the environment. WCAI’s Sean Corcoran, Heather Goldstone, Brian Morris, Steve Junker, Jason Graziadei and Robert Finch contributed to the series, as well as WGBH News reporter Rupa Shenoy and digital producer Brendan Lynch.
“The WCAI team did an exceptional job reporting on a very complicated issue that impacts all of New England, from Martha’s Vineyard to Maine. We are very proud of the quality programming that they continue to produce and honored by this acknowledgement from the Edward R. Murrow Awards," said Mindy Todd, WCAI’s managing director for editorial.
The WGBH News team draws on the talent of a multi-platform newsroom that includes radio, television and digital reporting. WGBH News collaborates with WNYC’s The Takeaway andPRI’s The World, and has forged unique editorial partnerships with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and The GroundTruth Project (which won regional Murrow awards for Small Online Organization for video news series and use of video). WGBH News continues to invest in quality, substantive local journalism and produces dedicated coverage of science and innovation, higher education, the arts, politics and social justice.