|Recognition highlights broadcast and digital journalism focused on the residents of greater Tampa Bay, Sarasota, and Florida|
|TAMPA, Fla. (May 27, 2022) – Announced this morning, WUSF Public Media has been honored with 10 prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including a top-honor of “Overall Excellence,” recognizing the extraordinary work in 2021 by reporters, producers, hosts and editors who bring news and information to this region. This represents the most Regional Murrow awards ever collected by WUSF in a single year. |
Granted by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Regional Murrow Awards are among the most highly regarded broadcasting awards in the United States, and winners in the regional competitions will vie for national awards to be announced later this year. WUSF competes in a region that includes Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The WUSF newsroom was recognized in the Large Market Radio Division for Breaking News, Continuing Coverage, Digital, Excellence in Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, Excellence in Sound, Investigative Reporting, News Documentary, News Series and Overall Excellence.
“I am so very proud of our wonderful staff,” said WUSF General Manager JoAnn Urofsky. “The range of awards truly reflects both the extraordinary times we live in, as well as the tremendous talent of our journalists to cover these issues that matter to the residents of Florida.”
Awards recognized journalistic work, including:Overall Excellence: A montage of some of the best work produced by WUSF News in 2021.
Breaking News Coverage: Thousands Gather for Rallies on Reproductive Rights
Continuing Coverage: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Unequal Shots
Excellence in Sound: Preserving Coastal Habitats Can Mitigate the Impacts of Climate Change
Excellence in Writing: What Mosaic is Doing with its ‘Gypstack’ to Prevent Another Piney Point Disaster
WUSF also was part of the Florida Public Media news collaborative project called “Class of Covid-19: An Education Crisis for Florida’s Vulnerable Students” that was honored in several categories.· Investigative Reporting· News Documentary· Digital · News Series
Importantly, partners on the “Class of Covid-19” project included NPR and PBS member stations across Florida: WLRN in Miami, WGCU in Fort Myers, WFSU in Tallahassee, WUSF, WMFE in Orlando, WUCF in Orlando, WPBT/WXEL in South Florida, WJCT in Jacksonville, WEDU In Tampa and WUWF in Pensacola.
About WUSF Public MediaWUSF 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 serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.