For the second year in the row, Marfa Public Radio (along with West Texas Public Radio) is the most awarded small-market station in the nation during the regional Murrow Awards for excellence in journalism in 2015.
According to the Radio Television Digital News Association, “In the small market radio category, Marfa Public Radio in Marfa, Texas, took home eight Murrows, including Overall Excellence, News Series and News Documentary.” Here are the winners:
- HARD NEWS: Skirting The Law To Survive On The Rio Grande (Lorne Matalon)
- INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: Towns On Path Of Proposed Mexican Pipelines Suffer Rash Of Violence (Lorne Matalon)
- CONTINUING COVERAGE: Around The Bend Of The Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil (Travis Bubenik, Lorne Matalon, Tom Michael)
- FEATURE REPORTING: Central American Migration: New Concerns As Numbers Rise (Lorne Matalon)
- NEWS SERIES: Past & Present: A Focus on the Towns of Far West Texas (Lorne Matalon, Travis Bubenik, Tom Michael)
- SPORTS REPORTING: An International Race Reconnects El Paso & Juarez (Tom Michael)
- NEWS DOCUMENTARY: McDonald Observatory in 2015 (Asa Merritt, Dallas Baxter, Drew Stuart, Ian Lewis, Anna Rose MacArthur, Katherine Rae Mondo)
- OVERALL EXCELLENCE: Marfa Public Radio in 2015 (Tom Michael, Travis Bubenik, Lorne Matalon, Mia Warren, Anna Rose MacArthur)
Thanks to all our donating members who make this work possible.
The 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize the best in journalism – radio, television, and online – both commercial and non-commercial media. They are named after Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer of broadcast news on CBS radio and television.
We compete in Region 6, where we won top honors in eight categories. Regional winners advance to national competition, with results in June.
In addition to our regular news team – Lorne Matalon, Travis Bubenik, and Tom Michael – we take pride in mentoring interns.
So it’s no surprise, for our our win for Overall Excellence, there are contributions from former interns Mia Warren and Anna Rose MacArthur. And our winning News Documentary, compiled by Asa Merritt, includes reports from Ian Lewis and Katherine Rae Mondo – all interns last year.