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Boise State Public Radio Wins 3 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards


Boise State Public Radio News has won three regional 2019 Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), which oversees the awards, announced winners of the regional contest Tuesday.

Named after the famed 20th century journalist, Edward R. Murrow, the awards recognize the best in journalism – radio, television and online – among both commercial and non-commercial media. Boise State Public Radio's entries were judged alongside submissions from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

"It's an honor for our News Department to be recognized by a national body of its peers," said Tom Michael, general manager. "We compete in Region 1, which is a huge area encompassing five Western states. The recognition shows that our team of reporters don't just have impact here in Idaho, but across the public radio system."

The winning entries are…

Feature Reporting: Our Changing Idaho: With Few Protections In Place, Farmland Is Gobbled Up By Subdivisions

  • Reporter: Amanda Peacher

Excellence in Sound: The Argyros Performing Arts Center In Ketchum Races To The Starting Line

  • Reporter: Tom Michael

Multimedia: BoiseStatePublicRadio.org

  • Boise State Public Radio News team

Each of these regional award winners will move on to compete against other regional winners in a national competition. The RTDNA will announce national Murrow Award winners in June.