DENVER - April 23, 2013 – For the second year in a row, 7NEWS proudly accepts the honor of receiving the 2012 Radio Television Digital News Association Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in the Television, Large Market category. This top journalism award recognizes 7NEWS for making a difference in the community by keeping Colorado informed and connected.
"This is an incredible honor. 7NEWS is about being the very best, for our community and for our craft, and this recognition helps to reinforce our commitment," said News Director, Jeff Harris.
The RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, honoring outstanding achievements with the Edward R. Murrow Award since 1971. The organization is dedicated to setting standards for newsgathering and reporting and is committed to encouraging excellence in the electronic journalism industry.
Edward R. Murrow is the most distinguished and renowned figure in the history of American broadcast journalism. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
About The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students. Founded as a grassroots organization in 1946, the association is dedicated to setting standards for newsgathering and reporting. Although news techniques and technologies are constantly changing, RTDNA's commitment to encouraging excellence in the electronic journalism industry remains the same.
RTDNA represents electronic journalists in radio, television and all digital media, as well as journalism educators and students. Their members are news directors, producers, reporters, anchors, general managers, professors, students, industry suppliers, operations managers and digital content managers. RTDNA members benefit from publications, training, advocacy and many opportunities to network with colleagues. Joining RTDNA says you're concerned about First Amendment issues, Freedom of Information issues, ethics in reporting, improving coverage, implementing technology and all news industry issues. Their members help shape the future of the journalism profession and they protect their interests by advocating on their behalf and lobbying in their interest.
7NEWS is owned and operated by the E.W. Scripps Company. The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse, 133-year-old media enterprise with interests in television stations, newspapers and local news and information Web sites. The company's portfolio of locally focused media properties includes: 19 TV stations (10 ABC affiliates, three NBC affiliates, five Azteca America affiliates and one independent); daily and community newspapers in 13 markets, and the Washington, D.C.-based Scripps Media Center, home of the Scripps Howard News Service. For a full listing of Scripps media companies and their associated Web sites, visit http://www.Scripps.com/