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Art&Seek Video Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award


by Anne Bothwell 12 May 2020

It’s one of three awards for KERA.

KERA earned three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards on Tuesday from the Radio Television Digital News Association. One of them — for breaking-news coverage of the El Paso mass shooting — went to The Texas Newsroom, the statewide public radio collaboration that KERA leads.

The other two Murrows were for video, for an Art&Seek video by Dane Walters, and for KERA’s multimedia approach to in-depth projects like One Crisis Away, Artist Spotlight and On Our Minds, the station’s mental health initiative.

Stations that are part of The Texas Newsroom — KERA, KUT in Austin, Houston Public Media and Texas Public Radio in San Antonio — collected 13 of the 16 regional Murrows in the large-market radio division. Texas Standard, the program the four stations co-produce, earned three regional Murrows. In the small-market radio division, Marfa Public Radio won all 10 regional awards.

The regions cover Texas and Oklahoma. Winners go on to the national Murrow competition later this year.

Here’s the full list of regional Murrow winners. And here are KERA’s awards:

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