Centennial, Colo. May 14, 2020 Colorado Public Radio was honored this month with regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Associated Press Television and Radio Awards (APTRAs) and a Gracie® Award by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF).
CPR won three regional Murrow Awards: Investigative Reporting, CPR investigates lobbyists’ influence on Denver’s mayor, Feature Reporting, the With(In) Podcast, and Sports Reporting, CPR reports on handball in “Old Denver.” All three entries are advancing to the national RTDNA (Radio Television Digital News Association) Edward R. Murrow competition.
“Murrow Award-winning journalism upholds the guiding principles of RTDNA’s Code of Ethics: truth, accuracy, fairness, context, independence, transparency and accountability for consequences,” said RTDNA Chairman Terence Shepherd. “Displaying technical excellence, creativity and innovation, this year’s winners have empowered audiences across the country to make more informed decisions for themselves and to become closer to their communities.”
The Associated Press Television and Radio Awards selected Colorado Public Radio for a total of eight awards. As one of the judges simply stated, “This is impact.”
Best Sports Feature Story, First Place, Colorado Vintage Base Ball League Keeps the Old Timey Game Alive, Vic Vela, Andrew Villegas
Best Continuing Coverage, First Place, Teens Under Stress, CPR News staff
Best Continuing Coverage, Second Place, The Crisis at the Denver Regional Transportation District, Nathaniel Minor, Kate Schimel
Best Use of Sound, Second Place, Mars? Nope. Students Take to Great Sand Dunes to Test Robots, Dan Boyce, Megan Verlee
Best Feature Story, Second Place, The With(In) Podcast Takes You Inside Prison, Made By The Inmates Who Live The Reality, Stephanie Wolf, Kelley Griffin
Best Documentary, Second Place, How Mass Shooting Survivors Help Each Other, Nathaniel Minor, Rachel Estabrook
Best Digital Presence, Second Place, CPR News online, Dave Burdick and Jim Hill
Best Special Programming, Second Place, The Lasting Impact of Child Sexual Abuse, Ryan Warner, Xandra McMahon
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation awarded CPR reporter Jenny Brundin a Gracie® Award (News Feature - Radio Non-Commercial Local) for her work on the Teens Under Stress series. The Gracies® have honored individual achievement and exemplary programming created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment for 45 years.
“The AWMF leadership is proud to recognize outstanding content in a year where celebrations are needed more than ever. Our news media are on the front lines, telling important stories during this unique and unprecedented time. We recognize the bravery, tenacity and grit in finding innovative ways to keep the public informed, sometimes alone in a studio and more and more, from their home basements.”
About Colorado Public Radio
Colorado Public Radio is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization that produces and curates in-depth and meaningful news and music, establishing thoughtful connections to Colorado for listeners seeking to be informed, enlightened and entertained. Roughly 95 percent of CPR’s funds come from the private support of listeners, businesses and foundations. For more information, visit www.cpr.org.
- CPR News delivers in-depth, insightful and impartial news and information from around the world, across the nation and throughout Colorado, examining its relevance to our state and connecting it to our community.
- CPR Classical takes listeners on an in-depth exploration of thoughtfully curated music – with an emphasis on Colorado’s classical community – providing context to a broad range of meaningful and compelling works from past to present.
- Indie 102.3 takes listeners inside the world of new and independent music – exposing them to up-and-coming artists and highlighting Colorado’s local music scene.
- Denverite is an online news source dedicated to Denver's curious and concerned.
- KRCC is a public radio station in Colorado Springs, Colorado, serving Southeastern Colorado including Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Pueblo and La Junta. Mountain communities via translator are Buena Vista, Salida, Westcliffe, Gardner, Villa Grove, Trinidad and Raton, NM. LRCC is operated by Colorado Public Radio in partnership with Colorado College.
Jodi Gersh, CPR Sr VP for Marketing and Engagement (303) 871-9191 firstname.lastname@example.org