Enter The Murrow Awards – Now open to Online News Offerings

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RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. In 2009, 540 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards were handed out and of those 540, 79 went on to win National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Be part of the most prestigious awards program for electronic journalists – enter your best work to win a 2010 Edward R. Murrow Award!

Starting Wednesday, December 9, 2009, we will be accepting entries for the 2010 Edward R. Murrow Awards.  There have been some changes since last year’s contest and we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the changes so that you’re ready to start entering on Wednesday.

–Online News Organizations are now welcome to enter any of the categories. This means that audio and video that appeared exclusively online is eligible to win in each of the categories. Entrants will be identified as Small Market Radio Station, Large Market Radio Station, Radio Network/Syndication Service/Program, Small Market Television Station, Large Market Television Station, Television Network/Syndication Service/Program and Online News Organization.  Click here for specifics on each of these designations.

–All entries must be submitted online. All accompanying media must be uploaded. DVDs/CDs will not be accepted. If the accompanying media can be found online, links to that media can be provided for judging. However, that media is subject to the same entry requirements as if it were uploaded –i.e. if the entry media provided goes over the time limit, the entry will be disqualified.  For specifics on each category, click here and then click on the specific category you’re interested in.  For technical requirements for upload, click here. Please note they have changed since last year’s contest.

–Upon completion, instructions to upload your entries will be emailed to the address on file of the person entering. If technical assistance is needed, you’ll be able to submit a trouble ticket to deal with technical personnel directly.

–Time limits for some categories have changed. All the time limits will be on each of the individual category pages below or, for all the specifics for each award in one document, click here.

The deadline for entries is February 1, 2010.  Entries received after February 1 will be subject to a $25 late fee.  Entries received after February 15, 2010 will not be accepted.

Important Links

Murrow Awards Overview
Murrow Awards Entry Requirements, Categories and Fee Information
Murrow Awards Judging, Awards and Recognition
Murrow Awards Technical Requirements
Murrow Awards FAQ’s and 7 Simple Steps for Submitting An Entry
Audio/Video Breaking News Categories
Audio/Video Continuing Coverage Categories
Audio/Video Feature Reporting Categories
Audio/Video Feature: Hard News Categories
Audio/Video Investigative Reporting Categories
Audio/Video News Documentary Categories
Audio/Video News Series Categories
Audio/Video Newscast Categories
Overall Excellence
Audio/Video Sports Reporting Categories
Use of Sound
Use of Video
Website – Broadcast Affiliated
Website – Non Broadcast Affiliated


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