WUFT-FM takes home eight regional Murrow awards

Published: April 12th, 2012

Category: General News/Interest

Congratulations to WUFT-FM staff and students for winning eight first place awards at the 2012 regional Edward R. Murrow competition. The eight regional awards are the most received by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications’ radio stations since the awards competition began.

The Radio Television Digital News Association sponsors the awards, which are named after the legendary broadcast journalist.  These first place regional winners move on to the national competition in June.  WUFT-FM competed against professionals in region 14, which includes Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The first place winners include:

  • Best Overall
  • Audio Sports Reporting:  Jordan Matich:  “Small Town Big Football Dreams”
  • Audio News Documentary:  Donna Green-Townsend, “River CD Educates Public About History and Plight of Florida Waterways”
  • Continuing Coverage:  Tom Krynski, Katiana Krawchenko, Corey Bachman:  “NASA:  Past, Present, Future”
  • Audio Reporting Hard News:  Steven Gallo, “The Execution of Manuel Valle”
  • Audio Feature Reporting:  Steven Gallo, “Another Pavarotti In The Making”
  • Best Newscast:  WUFT-FM Staff, “March 11th coverage on Japan’s Earthquake” on Front Page Edition of All Things Considered
  • Best Website