WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR has been recognized with three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. WUWM won the awards for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota region in the areas of Newscast, Hard News and Excellence in Innovation.
NEWSCAST: WUWM News (May 2, 2017) This newscast consisted of a report on a Milwaukee County inquest jury's decision that the district attorney should issue charges in a dehydration death at the county jail.
HARD NEWS: Dinner Conversations Help Keep Addicts on Track This report focused on one effort to combat the growing problem of heroin addiction and overdoses.
EXCELLENCE IN INNOVATION: Our entry highlighted the innovative ways that WUWM is engaging with our audience, including by employing the Hearken module for Bubbler Talk, Project Milwaukee: Segregation Matters and Beats Me.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.
All regional winners, including WUWM, automatically advance to the National Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be announced in June.