RTDNA Announces New Murrow Winner in Continuing Coverage Network Radio

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The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded a new winner for the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage in Network Radio. 

NPR is the new National Murrow Award winner for its continuing coverage of the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.

The decision was made to award the Murrow to NPR after a judge reached out to RTDNA staff after national winners were announced, indicating there had been a mistake. After investigating the issue, staff and the judge determined the judge had inadvertently selected a similar title from the judging software dropdown menu when submitting the judges’ final decision. 

RTDNA previously announced Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting (in partnership with PRX), as the winner in that category. The title of their entry was “The End of Roe.” The title of NPR’s entry was “The Fall of Roe.”

“We are truly sorry to Reveal, the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX for this mistake on the part of the judges,” RTDNA President and CEO Dan Shelley said. “In no way should this diminish from the excellent journalism they produce every day.”

Both newsrooms were informed of the final decision Friday. 

“The fairness and integrity of the Murrow Awards are the most important considerations,” Shelley said. 

For questions, please contact RTDNA President and CEO Dan Shelley at dan@rtdna.org.