WLRN News Wins 9 Regional Murrow Awards

Apr 25, 2017

WLRN News has won nine Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including excellence in innovation, feature, hard news, and investigative reporting. 

The Murrow awards, awarded since 1971 by the Radio Television Digital News Organization, recognize stories that put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion and adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics. They are named in honor of  Edward R. Murrow, a pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism. 

WLRN News' work has been recognized with four National Headliner Awards, including a first place award for Social Media.

The National Headliner Awards was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, making it one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic excellence in the United States.

WLRN News took home nine first place and four runner-up awards at this year's Florida Associated Press Broadcasters competition.

Results were announced at a gala event April 8 in Orlando. One WLRN News story, "We Spent the Night on a Nuclear Submarine," by Sammy Mack and Wilson Sayre, captured first place in two categories -- Feature | Light News and Use of Sound for Radio.

For a centenarian, the Pulitzer Prize appears to be as spry as ever.

Now in its 101st year, the prestigious prize recognized writers, artists and musicians of nearly every bent — from breaking news and cartooning, to fiction and drama. At a New York City ceremony Monday, Pulitzer Prize Administrator Mike Pride announced the 21 winners of the 2017 award.

WLRN News has won three awards from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters. Ten additional works are finalists for awards, which will be announced next month.

The three winners for the 2016 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters awards are:

- Investigative Series

WLRN Public Television was honored with an award recognizing one of its original productions during the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 2016 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday. 

The WLRN original production "Plight of the Plume Birds" was acknowledged as one of five winners in the environment category. The 14-minute documentary was written and directed by former WLRN Director of Television Production and Programming Alan Tomlinson and produced by Francesca De Onis.

Congratulations are in order, kind of, for a few exemplary researchers and one massive multinational corporation.

This year's Ig Nobel awards — the rather-less-noble-than-the-Nobel awards for "improbable" research and accomplishments — were announced Thursday night.

The honorees included a man who lived as a goat, a man who lived as a badger, a man who put tiny pants on rats and tracked their sex lives, a team who investigated the personalities of rocks, and Volkswagen.

The 2016 Emmy Award nominations were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles. The full list of nominations is here.

Although HBO's hit Veep received the most comedy nominations, the ABC show Black-ish was nominated in three top categories, including best comedy series and best lead actor and actress in a comedy series.


WLRN Public Media won nine awards for work produced during 2015 at this year's Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual conference. The honors, part of PRNDI’s highly-competitive national awards competition, were announced during a ceremony June 25 during the organization’s annual conference in St. Louis.

WLRN News has won three recognitions in the latest edition of the National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The Edward R. Murrow Awards are issued by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) to honor "outstanding achievements in electronic journalism" since 1971. News organizations from all 50 states submit their best work for this competition. 

WLRN Wins Six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Apr 19, 2016

Judges of the Radio Television Digital News Association awarded WLRN News with six regional awards in the 2016 Edward R. Murrow Awards competition. WLRN competes in RTDNA Region 13, which is comprised of Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S.Virgin Islands. The station won four regional Murrow awards last year.


WLRN-TV Wins NETA Award For 'Journey To The Macy's Parade'

Oct 8, 2015

WLRN’s Journey to the Macy’s Parade TV documentary took the Best Content Production award at the National Educational Telecommunications Association Awards Monday, earning a “perfect score” from judges.

Team members Mia Laurenzo, Jamie March and Alan Tomlinson were honored with the award in the Television Documentary Category at the NETA annual awards ceremony, held in Tampa.

WLRN Wins National Minority Journalism Awards

Sep 25, 2015
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

WLRN’s coverage of black and Hispanic subject matter has been recognized for its excellence at the national level.


WLRN radio news staffers won awards from the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) as well as the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) in competitions with stations in New York, Chicago, Boston, Texas and California.


WLRN Wins At The 2015 Sunshine State Awards

Aug 18, 2015

WLRN-Miami Herald News took home 11 awards at the 2015 SPJ Sunshine State Awards event this past weekend at the annual conference and ceremony hosted by the Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

The Sunshine State awards competition recognizes the best work by Florida media outlets each year. Within the Radio Division, WLRN collected 9 awards for outstanding work and secured two additional honors in the "special categories" division, which is open to professionals working in television, radio, newspapers, magazines, photography and online.

Wilson Sayre / WLRN

WLRN-Miami Herald News won 14 first-place awards and seven second-place awards during the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters awards competition for work produced during 2014. Results were announced at a banquet in Orlando Saturday.