PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded WPRI 12 Eyewitness News three Regional 2020 Edward R. Murrow Awards.
The Murrow Awards recognize work of the highest quality produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.
“We’re very proud of our dedicated team of journalists here at Eyewitness News,” says News Director Karen Rezendes. “This honor is a testament to our focus on the highest quality of storytelling, videography, and editing.”
“The continued growth of Eyewitness News on all platforms is a testament to our entire team, and the significance of this being an Edward R. Murrow award makes the honor even greater,” says Patrick Wholey, Vice President and General Manager of WPRI 12, FOX Providence, myRITV, and the CW Providence.
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News advances to the National Murrow Award competition in the categories of Excellence in Innovation, Multimedia, and News Series.
WPRI’s report “The Mafia Tapes” launched its 12 on 12 Digital Original series which is under consideration in the Excellence in Innovation and Multimedia categories. Target 12 Investigative Reporter Tim White, Photographer John Villella, Assistant Videographer James Bartone, Graphic Designer Lisa Mandarini, Producer Hannah Dickison, the WPRI.com team, and many others collaborated on the multifaceted, digital-first presentation.
The Mafia Tapes goes in-depth on an incredible moment in mob history. A secret recording of a mob induction ceremony that changed organized crime forever.
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News is also under consideration in the category of News Series for The Cold Case Cards.
The Cold Case Cards focused on a deck of playing cards that detectives launched to generate new leads in Rhode Island’s toughest investigations. Each card shines a spotlight on an unsolved homicide or missing person. Each week, Eyewitness News brought a different case to light.
The RTDNA Edward R Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.
About WPRI 12: A Nexstar Broadcasting Inc. station, WPRI provides local news, network and syndicated entertainment and local programming to the viewers of the Providence, R.I./New Bedford, Mass., television market. WPRI 12 is known for broadcasting Eyewitness News and delivering quality television and digital media.
About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.: Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 196 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 114 markets or approximately 38% of all U.S. television households (reflecting the FCC’s UHF discount). Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. Nexstar also owns WGN America, a growing national general entertainment cable network and a 31.3% ownership stake in TV Food Network, a top tier cable asset. For more information please visit www.nexstar.tv.