WJAR site wins second Murrow award

By PBN Staff
Posted 4/21/10

CRANSTON – WJAR-TV NBC 10’s website,, has been recognized by the Radio and Television Digital News Association for the second year in a row.

The television station received the “Best Broadcast-Affiliated Website” award in the Television, Small Market category for Region 10. This regional award, which considered broadcast companies from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont, makes WJAR a candidate to receive the national Edward R. Murrow award, which will be announced in June.

The RTDNA established the Murrow Award in 1971 to recognize achievements in electronic journalism. The award was named in honor of Edward R. Murrow, a well-known American broadcast journalist who served as a radio news broadcaster during World War II, and transitioned into television news broadcasting in the 1950s.

Submissions for the Murrow award are judged by a panel of regional and national journalists. Entries for the “Best Website” award were evaluated on the depth and quality of content, innovation, use of audio and visual features, visual design, functionality, usability, interactivity and storytelling techniques, according to a WJAR press release.

“We are ecstatic,” said Kim Reis, WJAR Digital Media & Marketing director. “It’s wonderful to see WJAR’s team being honored by so many respected organizations two years in a row.”

WJAR also received a “Best Website” award from the Associated Press earlier this month. The station is owned by Richmond, Va.-based Media General Inc.

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