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:
- Breaking News: KERA and The Texas Newsroom, for coverage of the El Paso mass shooting.
- Multimedia: KERA for its in-depth projects One Crisis Away, On Our Minds and Art&Seek Spotlight.
- Excellence in Video: Dane Walters, Art&Seek Spotlight: Jordan Mathis — Visual Time-Lapse Artist.