FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Concord, NH) – New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with four 2014 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
NHPR won in the Large Market Radio category which includes public and commercial radio stations throughout New England.
“These awards are a tribute to our talented news team and innovative digital team,” offers Betsy Gardella, President and CEO of NHPR.
Sarah Ashworth, News Director adds, “It means a lot to be recognized for our journalism and our commitment to covering both hard news and feature stories across the state. It’s also gratifying to win for our station’s website, which we’ve invested heavily in over the past year.”
Word of Mouth Producer Zach Nugent earned an award in the Feature Reporting category for “The Search for the Next Big (Dog) Star,” chronicling the audition process of dogs for the role of Sandy in Prescott Park’s production of Annie.
Health Reporter Todd Bookman was the recipient of two Murrow awards. In the Hard News category, his piece “Insurance Company Practice of ‘Fail First’ Called Into Question,” examined insurance companies’ policies covering certain drugs. In the Sports category, Bookman’s coverage of bass fishing as the newest high school sport won the top slot.
NHPR earned the fourth Murrow award for its website, recognized for a wide variety of coverage including an interactive guide to the Affordable Care Act, a video on the state’s poor roads and live blogging of the House’s casino vote last year.
Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. Our mission is to help create a more informed public, one challenged and enriched by a deeper understanding and appreciation of state, national, and world events, ideas, and culture. NHPR is broadcast from thirteen different sites, making it by far New Hampshire’s largest (and only) statewide radio news service. Every week NHPR is the choice of more than 184,000 listeners as a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers several hours of local news reported by NHPR’s award-winning News Department, locally produced shows such as The Exchange and Word of Mouth, and national and world news from NPR and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State and broadcast national weekly programs such as Car Talk, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! and This American Life.