Nexstar Broadcasting Local News Operations and Journalistic Excellence Acknowledged with Nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Awards Highlight Nexstar’s Organization-Wide Commitment to
Exceptional Locally Produced Programming and Community Service
IRVING, Texas (April 23, 2015) – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced today the regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards and the local news operations of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) are the proud recipients of nine awards including Overall Excellence (Small Market), Use of Video (Small Market), Best Breaking News Coverage (Small Market), Documentary (2) (Small Market), Investigative Reporting (Small Market), News Series (Small Market), Reporting Hard News (Small Market), and Sports Reporting (Small Market).
“These prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards reflect our stations’ daily commitment to addressing the information needs of local viewers. Our teams consistently leverage localism to bring critical information, investigative reporting and quality storytelling to consumers through Nexstar’s television, digital and mobile media platforms. We are extraordinarily proud of our strong standings in the local communities where we operate and congratulate our journalists who are being honored,” said Perry A. Sook, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
The RTDNA has been recognizing outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971 and the 2015 awards mark the third straight year Nexstar stations have garnered nine regional awards. In the 2015 competition, Nexstar news operations in seven markets were distinguished with the following honors:
Overall Excellence (Small Market)
Use of Video (Small Market)
Little Rock AR
Best Breaking News Coverage (Small Market)
Little Rock AR
Documentary (Small Market)
Investigative Reporting (Small Market)
Documentary (Small Market)
News Series (Small Market)
Reporting Hard News (Small Market)
Sports Reporting (Small Market)
“The work being done by more than 1,400 journalists across Nexstar Broadcasting reflects a strong commitment to ‘Keeping it Local’ for our viewers and users,” said Jerry Walsh, Director of Local Content Development – East Region at Nexstar Broadcasting. “These seven markets and their award winning entries represent our daily commitment across the company to tell local stories that matter to our viewers. We are proud of the exceptional storytelling each station delivered.”
Nexstar and Mission Broadcasting, Inc. stations have garnered nearly 500 broadcasting and journalism awards since 2009.
About Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.
Nexstar Broadcasting Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 107 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 58 markets or approximately 18.0% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV, The CW, Telemundo, Bounce TV, Me-TV, and LATV. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities.
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