Marfa Public Radio has won eight Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. This is the third-most Regional Murrow Awards the station has ever received.
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This year Marfa Public Radio received awards in Region 6 (Oklahoma and Texas) for the following projects produced in 2020.
- Excellence in Writing: To Dust It’s Returning, But Historic Adobe Church May Soon Get A Second Life
- Excellence in Sound: Quiet And Loud: How The Pandemic Has Changed The Sounds Of West Texas
- Feature Reporting: Marfans Ordered Chicks During the Coronavirus Pandemic. Now They’re Home.
- Hard News: In West Texas, Knowing Your Address Can Be The Difference Between Life And Death
- Continuing Coverage: Renaming Midland’s Robert E. Lee High School
- Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a new category honoring advocacy journalism tackling the topic of diversity, racial injustice and inequality.
- Excellence in Innovation: The station was recognized for its innovative approach to reporting and serving our communities during the pandemic.
- Overall Excellence: The station’s submission for overall excellence included stories on the coronavirus pandemic, the anniversary of the Odessa mass shooting and the station’s series Quiet and Loud.
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