Two Area TV Stations Recognized With Journalistic Excellence Awards
Flint TV stations WJRT and WEYI/WSMH/WBSF have earned regional Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in journalism.
NBC-25, whose news staff combines efforts with sister stations Fox-66 and CW-46, was recognized in the 'Breaking News' category for its coverage of the stabbing attack on an airport security person at Flint's Bishop International Airport in June of 2017. Here's a link to the story.
The NBC affiliate also earned recognition for its coverage of the heroin and opiate crisis that has plagued Mid-Michigan. 'Help, Hope, and Redemption,' which took the award for Best News Series, can be viewed here.
ABC-12 picked up an award in the 'Hard News' category for an investigative piece titled 'Where is Kimora,' after the disappearance of a three-year-old Flint girl. Here's a link to the story.
Both stations' wins were in the small-market television category.
The Radio/Television/Digital News Association honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards each year. Award recipients "demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism," according to the RTDNA website.
National award winners will be announced in June.