May 15, 2024 / Modified may 16, 2024 3:47 p.m.

AZPM Receives Nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Category honors include Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Excellence in Innovation, and Investigative Reporting.

regional murrow 2024 Arizona Public Media received nine regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in categories including Excellence in Innovation, DEI and Investigative Reporting.

Arizona Public Media (AZPM) has received nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced on Wednesday. AZPM is part of Region 3 which includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

The Murrow Awards are the embodiment of the values, principles, and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.

AZPM received Regional Murrow Awards in the following categories:

Small Market Television

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Video thumbnail Rio Aspiring filmmaker and podcaster Rio Finnegan is using his platforms to encourage positive conversations about issues affecting the disabled community.

Excellence in Innovation

Video thumbnail Arizona Illustrated Increasing Spanish Language Content High School teacher John Contreras has influenced generations of students through Mariachi music; visit a non-profit along the border that is building homes for families and helping children go to school; Peruvian artist Miguel Molina reveals how his ancestral Andean influences shape his artwork; and a visualization of the bilingual poetry of Gabriel Dozal.

Investigative Reporting

Video thumbnail Don’t Bring Guns to Mexico As gun violence and smuggling in Mexico increases so does the number of Americans arrested for trafficking.

News Documentary

Video thumbnail Al & Hannah A look back on the life and legacy of local musician Al Foul.

Sports Reporting

Video thumbnail Sirena Linton, Gymnast Named beam queen by University of Arizona Gymnastics, Sirena Linton recalls leaving her mark at the 2022 NCAA National Championships.

Small Market Radio

Breaking News Coverage

Video thumbnail University of Arizona Safety Questioned The report comes 168 days after President Robert Robbins' announcement of the external investigation.

Excellence in Innovation

Video thumbnail El Tour de Mayor AZPM takes a drive around Tucson with three candidates running in the mayor's race.

Excellence in Sound

Video thumbnail Sports is for Everyone Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports partnered with Gridley Middle School to launch their education program.

Investigative Reporting

Video thumbnail Cartels Making Billions on Human Smuggling While many migrants are forced to wait in Mexico for a chance to seek asylum in the U.S., they become even more vulnerable to the criminal organization making staggering profits controlling who crosses the border and where.

In 2023, AZPM received its third National Murrow Award in the category of Small Market Television News Documentary for Water Harvester: An Invitation to Abundance. AZPM received its second National Murrow Award in 2019 in the feature reporting category for Where Dreams Die. The radio news documentary Divided by Law won a National Murrow Award in 2016. Since 2016, AZPM has been honored with 32 Regional Murrow Awards for news stories focused on issues specific to the southwest region.

Regional winners automatically move on to the national round of consideration, which also includes digital news organizations, networks, and student competitors. The National Murrow Awards will be announced this summer and presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City in October.

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