Journalists from KERA earned four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards on Tuesday, including a nod for excellence in video for Art&Seek’s piece on Cry Havoc Theater’s “Cenotaph.”
Art&Seek’s Spotlight series was also among the special projects that brought KERA an award for multimedia.
The awards were part of a dominant performance by public radio stations in Texas. Texas Standard won three regional Murrows; the statewide public radio newsmagazine is based at KUT in Austin and coproduced by KERA, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. KUT earned three other regional Murrows; TPR won two.
In all, public radio stations in Texas won 20 of the 23 Murrows in Region 6, which covers Texas and Oklahoma. That includes a sweep of the small-station categories: seven wins for Marfa Public Radio and one for KETR in Commerce.
The Radio Television Digital News Association presents the awards each year in 14 regions; the winners go on to compete for national Edward R. Murrow Awards — one of the top honors in broadcasting.
KERA earned three regional Murrows last year. Here are the station’s 2019 regional winners:
- Newscast: KERA staff, “Texas Instruments CEO Is Out; First Days In The U.S.; Still Working At 77“
- Series: KERA staff, “One Crisis Away: The Price of Prison“
- Video: KERA Art&Seek staff, “Relics of Violence: Cry Havoc Theater’s ‘Cenotaph’ “
- Multimedia: KERA staff, the special projects “One Crisis Away: Still On The Edge,” “The Race To Save Failing Schools,” “One Crisis Away: The Price Of Prison,” “Art&Seek Spotlight,” plus KERANews.org.