KERA has earned six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the top honor, overall excellence. That award is a first for the station, and the total of six doubles the station’s previous high.
At Art&Seek, we are particularly thrilled that Jerome Weeks’ work on Secrets of the Meyerson was recognized with the award for best writing. (And no, we did not know when we aired the series’ final chapter yesterday and this morning, that this was coming.)
The awards were announced this morning. KERA competed against large-market radio stations, both commercial and public, in the Radio Television Digital News Association‘s region 6, which covers Texas and Oklahoma.
Other winners of overall-excellence honors in region 6 include Marfa Public Radio (small market radio), WFAA-Channel 8 (large market TV), KOKI-Channel 23 in Tulsa (small market TV) and the Texas Tribune (non-broadcast outlets).
The winners in the 14 RTDNA regions now move on to the national Edward R. Murrow competition.
KERA received awards for best newscast, best series, best writing, best use of sound, best website and overall excellence.
Newscast: North Texans React To Ebola Diagnosis In Dallas –Listen to the report.
Use of Sound: Haunted Houses: The Science Behind The Scare – Listen to the report.
Series: The Broken Hip – Listen to the report.
Writing: Secrets of the Meyerson –Listen to the report.
Overall Excellence: KERA (Entries included: Decisions On The Border; At One Dallas Church, Ebola Becomes Personal;Helping Kids Learn English – And Spanish, Too; The History Of The Meyerson Symphony Center; Haunted Houses: The Science Behind The Scare; The Broken Hip: The Quick Decline; The Indictment Of John Wiley Price; North Texans React To Ebola In Dallas