TAMPA, Fla. (April 28, 2015) – WUSF Public Media was recently honored with a pair of Edward B. Murrow Awards for 2015 given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The awards honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. WUSF received top honors for radio feature reporting and radio writing in region 13 which includes Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
“STEM Superheroes,” a story from WUSF’s Mark Schreiner took home the award for best large market feature reporting in the region. The piece centers on a trio of former University of South Florida graduate students who don superhero costumes to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts in local elementary schools through experimental learning. To listen to the story, please click here.
“Puerto Rican Thanksgiving,” by WUSF’s Yoselis Ramos garnered the award for best large market radio writing in the region. The story aired as part of WUSF’s Florida Matters: Food Traditions show and provides the personal account of the food and family dynamics of a Thanksgiving dinner for one Puerto Rican family. To listen to the story, please click here.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. It 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 excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. All regional winners automatically advance to the national competition. National Murrow winners will be announced in June. For more information and a full list of winners, visit www.rtdna.org.
WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media has been serving the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships for 50 years. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.