CapRadio Wins Two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Sacramento, CA - May 12, 2020: The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) today announced that Capital Public Radio (CapRadio) is the recipient of a Regional 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award in Sports Reporting, and is part of a statewide collaboration that won for Multimedia for Large Market Radio. The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.
CapRadio state government reporter Scott Rodd’s coverage of horse racing concussion protocols for jockeys was honored in this year’s Sports Reporting category. Rodd’s piece explored the high risk of brain injuries in the sport, the lack of uniform concussion protocols and the growing momentum in California to create concussion management standards. Nick Miller edited and supervised the story.
CapRadio health care reporter Sammy Caiola and former food and sustainability reporter Julia Mitric were part of a statewide collaboration honored in this year’s Multimedia category for their reporting in the Graying California series. This was produced in the California Dream Collaboration with KPCC, KQED, CalMatters and KPBS. The series profiled some of California's six million seniors to better understand how their experiences point the way ahead and shape the California dream.
“We are honored to receive the recognition from an institution that’s synonymous with excellence in journalism,” says Chief Content Officer Joe Barr. “These awards reflect our commitment to providing in-depth coverage, transparency and new perspectives in our reporting. I’m so proud of the level of diligence and ingenuity that our journalists put into each story.”
The Regional Murrow Award winners are now under consideration for the National Murrow Award competition. A complete list of Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners can be found at rtdna.org.
CapRadio is the NPR-member station serving the Capital Region, Central Valley and Sierra Nevada. We provide our listeners with the insights, perspectives and human connections they need to navigate life with confidence. Through broadcast, live streaming, podcasts, digital communities, live experiences and more — we create meaningful interactions with our audiences wherever they are, however they want to engage with us. With nearly 500,000 weekly listeners on-air and online, we are committed to providing a trusted and indispensable source of information, music and events while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve.