NHPR Wins Three 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards, Including Overall Excellence

Jun 20, 2017

Stories highlighting some of New Hampshire’s serious challenges, as well as the people and places that make the Granite State unique, propelled New Hampshire Public Radio to its best-ever awards haul in a prestigious national journalism competition.

NHPR is the winner of three national Edward R. Murrow Awards, presented each year by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.

NHPR won the award for Overall Excellence, which considers all aspects of a robust broadcast news organization: newscast, breaking news, continuing coverage, features reporting, and web and digital media presence. (Click here to see NHPR's entry in this category.)

NHPR also won citations for Feature Reporting and News Series.

In the Feature Reporting category, NHPR won for the Outside/In story TFC: New Hampshire’s Legendary Trail “Fixing” Crew, in which reporter Sam Evans-Brown explored how crews from the Appalachian Mountain Club use hand tools and sheer effort to maintain hiking trails in the White Mountains.

A multi-part reporting project called No Place to Go: Homeless in New Hampshire won the national Murrow Award for News Series. The stories in that series were reported by Jack Rodolico and Natasha Haverty.

The three national awards follow NHPR's seven regional Edward R. Murrow wins. NHPR resides in RTDNA's Region 10, comprising all six New England states.

You can see all the regional winners here, and the national Edward R. Murrow Award winners here.