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|Scripps Wins More Edward R. Murrow Awards Than Ever Before|
CINCINNATI, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Just hours after The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP) received the coveted Distinguished Service Award at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas, the company announced additional accolades for its commitment to journalistic excellence.
Scripps television stations in six markets are winners of 13 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the regional winners across the country. Scripps stations honored include:
"We are incredibly humbled that the RTDNA has singled out so much of our company's work for this extraordinary honor," said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of the Scripps television stations. "Since Scripps returned to its roots as a local news and information company in 2008, we have been laser-focused on improving the news product at our newspapers and television stations. These investigations and others produced across our properties every day are proof of how the company's multi-media journalists are making a meaningful, daily impact on their communities."
In addition to the 13 awards being the highest yearly total for Murrows won by Scripps, the company's chief digital officer, Adam Symson, noted that the company had never won as many as three Murrow awards for best website. "The digital initiatives across our entire portfolio are enjoying strong momentum as they engage growing audiences with compelling story-telling and new interactive features," he said. "All Scripps employees can take satisfaction in having our websites honored at such a high level."
RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971. Radio, television and online news managers from markets across the country judged the entries in March.
SOURCE The E.W. Scripps Company