Mississippi Public Broadcasting has done it again! MPB took home five regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in electronic journalism.
The Murrow Awards are considered the pinnacle achievement in broadcast journalism. Over its history, MPB has received four national Murrow Awards. In the regional competition for 2015, MPB earned top honors in Region 9, which includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
“It is an outstanding achievement to win five regional Murrow awards,” said Ronnie Agnew, MPB executive director. “It is exciting to see the MPB news team’s extraordinary work being recognized as some of the best in the industry. This gives us momentum as this strong work goes to be judged in the national Murrow competition.”
The MPB news department collected four distinctions in the large market radio classification. MPB producers Edie Greene and Taiwo Gaynor also won a Murrow in the large market television classification with their documentary “1964: The Fight for a Right”.
“The actions in Mississippi during the summer of 1964 were instrumental in bringing about change in this state and across America through the fight for voting rights,” said Greene. “We are proud to share the stories of the brave men and women who fought for equality.”
Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. The national awards will be presented at the Radio Television digital News Association at the Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York City on October 12.
Large Market Radio
Newscast : MPB News 4pm - MPB News
Breaking News : Deadly Tornadoes Strike - MPB News
Continuing Coverage : Tornadoes Ravage MS - MPB News
Reporting: Hard News: MS Schools Sue State - Jeffrey Hess, reporter - MPB
Large Market Television
News Documentary : 1964: The Fight for a Right - Edie Greene, Taiwo Gaynor - MPB