May 6, 2014
Lisa Parker Lott
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Jackson, Miss. – Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s (MPB) award-winning news team was recognized for excellence in news coverage with 14 regional awards. MPB News received one regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and 13 awards from the Mississippi Associated Press.
“I’m proud of our news team for the great showing at the AP and Murrow awards,” said Ronnie Agnew, MPB Executive Director. “Every day, they report the news about Mississippi with clarity, depth and compassion. The MPB News team works hard to report the news with accuracy and fairness. I am happy to see their excellent work recognized.”
“I’m always humbled and honored when our work is recognized as among the best,” said MPB Director of News Teresa Collier. “Our news team is committed to telling Mississippi’s stories and these awards affirm our wholehearted commitment to that coverage. I work with a remarkable team of professionals and I’m extremely proud of the work they produce.”
The RTDNA recognized MPB with a regional Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Newscast” in large market radio. The winning newscast provided coverage on Mississippi’s anti-abortion protests, ricin-laced letters sent to Mississippi officials, and the Boston marathon on MPB’s “Mississippi Edition” on MPB Think Radio.
MPB News also received 13 awards from the Mississippi Associated Press, earning first place awards in four of the 10 categories. Details on all of the awards are listed below:
RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – Region 9
Mississippi Associated Press Awards
First Place Awards
Second Place Awards
Third Place Awards
Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB) provides instructional and public affairs programming to Mississippians through its statewide television and radio network. MPB enhances the work of educators, students, parents and learners of all ages by providing informative programming and educational resources. MPB’s locally-produced programming focuses on the people, resources and attractions that reflect Mississippi’s unique culture and diverse heritage. Children’s television programs constitute a major portion of the daytime and weekend morning schedules. MPB provides a valuable resource to Mississippians in disseminating information as part of the state’s emergency preparedness and response system. Since 1970, MPB has won over 400 national, regional and statewide awards, including Emmy®, Edward R. Murrow and Parents’ Choice® Awards. For more information on MPB, its programs, mission or educational resources, please visit www.mpbonline.org.