NET Wins Six Regional Murrow Awards

For Immediate Release

NET Wins Six Regional Murrow Awards

LINCOLN, Neb. (May 10, 2021) – NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, earned six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news and are given to honor outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.

The region includes Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa. These winners will now compete for national Murrow Awards.

For small market radio, NET earned five first place awards. “Remote Learning in Remote Nebraska” earned two first place awards in excellence in innovation and news documentary; the news story “High School Football Takes the Field; An Attempt at Normal During Pandemic” also earned two awards for excellence in sound and sports reporting; while the news story “Pandemic Is the Only Thing That Can Slow This Piano Man” won for feature reporting.

For television, NET earned one first place award for excellence in sound for its “Nebraska Stories” series feature “Art, The Piano Man.”

The Radio Television Digital News Association 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.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Sandi Karstens, 402-470-6578, skarstens@netNebraska.org

NET, Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations, is the statewide public media service dedicated to creating opportunities for Nebraskans to engage with critical issues, compelling stories and quality entertainment. NET serves each of Nebraska’s 93 counties with 52,560 hours of programming each year on four television and two radio channels, plus online and mobile content. In addition to providing free, high-quality educational programming for children, NET provides programming in the arts, award-winning news and current affairs information and emergency alert services. For more information about NET, visit netNebraska.org.