WUWM Wins Two Prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 23, 2015

WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee Public Radio has been recognized with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Large Market Radio category. 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.

WUWM won the awards for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota region in the areas of News Series (Project Milwaukee: Black Men in Prison) and Continuing Coverage (Dontre’s Death).

"We are honored that the work of our journalists has been recognized by the RTNDA.  Both awards were for coverage of important stories which impacted our community this year," said Dave Edwards, WUWM Director and General Manager. "I'm pleased that we were able to contribute to the dialogue around these issues."

All regional winners, including WUWM, automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. National awards will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on October 12.