May 2, 2016 / Modified may 9, 2016 12:34 p.m.

AZPM News Original Special Report Wins Regional Honors

'Divided By Law' receives Edward R. Murrow Award from RTDNA

divided_by_law_spot "Divided by Law," presented by AZPM’s Fernanda Echavarri and Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star, has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for best small market radio news documentary.

May 2, 2016 - TUCSON, AZ - Divided By Law, an AZPM News original 30-minute special report produced in partnership with the Arizona Daily Star, was named winner of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for best radio news documentary by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Journalists Fernanda Echavarri of AZPM and Perla Trevizo of The Daily Star collaborated on the story as part of a fellowship with the Institute for Justice and Journalism.

The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.

Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged this month. National awards, including those for network news organizations and for students, will be announced in June. A complete list of the 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners can be found at


RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.

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