Vermont Public Radio Wins Four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Vermont Public Radio has been honored with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including recognition for “Overall Excellence,” from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). 

“As a public broadcaster, we are accountable to the community we serve,” said Director of News Ross Sneyd. “We are honored to receive these awards because they go to the heart of VPR’s mission to provide an essential and trusted independent voice for news and information in our region.”
The winning coverage includes:

Overall Excellence, for a collection of VPR’s best work during 2012

Feature Reporting: In Pittsfield, Recovery Has Been More Difficult Than Days After Irene, a story by Nina Keck for a series on the first anniversary of Tropical Storm Irene. 

Newscast: All Things Considered newscast for October 29, 2012
, the night Hurricane Sandy bore down on Vermont.
In all, 14 awards were made in the small market radio category for the region, which includes all of the New England states. Vermont Public Radio will be honored at a ceremony this spring and it will now be entered in all of these categories for the national awards, which will be judged this summer.
The RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, the association is dedicated to setting standards for newsgathering and reporting. Although news techniques and technologies are constantly changing, RTDNA's commitment to encouraging excellence in the electronic journalism industry remains the same.

A full list of award winners, along with links to the winning pieces, can be found here.