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Globalnews.ca wins prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for best website

1954 News Edward R. Murrow, "See it Now" speaking on Sen. Joseph McCarthy. Global News

TORONTO – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the regional winners of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award Thursday and Globalnews.ca is proud to have been named the best website in the Large Market Television category.

Globalnews.ca was recognized for its journalism on a series of investigative reports including an ambitious undertaking to help raise awareness of the effect PTSD has on soldiers and first responders and its investigation into the high death rates among Canadian prisoners.

“It’s great to be recognized with a Murrow, but the same high quality journalism and professionalism is a daily achievement for the entire Global News team,” said Ron Waksman, director of online news and current affairs. “Our industry is facing difficult challenges, but great storytelling will always rise to the top and be appreciated by the audience on any platform.”

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The 2015 awards season set an all-time record for the third year in a row for submissions as the RTDNA received more than 4,200 entries.

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“When newsrooms do outstanding work to inform their audience and serve their community, it should be celebrated,” said RTDNA Chair Amy Tardif, in a press release. “Being recognized with one of journalism’s most prestigious awards is one way to showcase their commitment to excellence.”

Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. National awards, including those for network news organizations, will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on Oct. 12.

 

 

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