Washington D.C. June 12, 2014 – WTOP 103.5 FM today announced that it has been honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association with the National Edward R. Murrow Award for “Breaking News” of their coverage during the Navy Yard Shooting.
“The WTOP newsroom takes pride in its coverage of breaking news,” says WTOP Senior News and Sports Director Mike McMearty. “To win a National Edward R. Murrow award in this category is especially gratifying. On-air, online and across all social media platforms, WTOP gave its listeners the important information they needed to know on that awful day in September, 2013.”
Presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the National Edward R. Murrow Awards have recognized outstanding achievements in electronic journalism since 1971. The RTDNA received more than 4,000 entries, 500 more entries than in 2013. This year, 98 national Murrow Awards will be distributed to an array of radio, television and online news organizations across the country. The awards will be presented on October 6 at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York.
This year WTOP has accepted more than 35 major awards for excellence in journalism, including five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, eight Chesapeake AP Awards and five awards from the Society of Professional Journalists DC. To listen to WTOP’s winning National Edward R. Murrow Award click here.