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WUFT News Receives Two 2023 Region 13 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Public media station WUFT, operated by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, is the recipient of two Region 13 2023 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in the Radio Small Market Division Continuing Coverage and News Magazine categories.

In the Continuing News category, the winner was “What an Internal Investigation Revealed About Gainesville Police Misconduct after Terrell Bradley’s Arrest, and What’s Next” by former WUFT Report For America correspondent Katie Hyson, M.A.M.C. 2020. The coverage focused on an internal affairs investigation into misconduct by Gainesville Police Department officers in relation to the arrest of Terrell Bradley, who lost his eye to a K9 after running from a traffic stop.

In the News Magazine category, “Surviving Ian,” a collaborative project by WUFT News students, received the top honor. The 30-minute documentary explored how southwest Florida residents were slowly putting their lives back together and surviving in the aftermath of the destructive hurricane.

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news. Region 13 is comprised of media outlets from Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Regional winners automatically move on to the national round of consideration, which includes digital news organization and network competitors.

RTDNA 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 electronic journalism.

National winners will be announced in August 2023 and will be honored at the 2023 Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on Oct. 9 in New York City.

Posted: May 24, 2023
Category: Alumni News, College News, Student News
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