WRAL.com Wins Prestigious Murrow Award

Murrow Award
WRAL.com has won the Edward R. Murrow Award for best large-market television web site.

John Clark, general manager of WRAL.com, accepted the Edward R. Murrow award for best large-market television web site Monday evening, October 12, 2009, in a New York City ceremony.

WRAL.com competed with other sites from the top-30 media markets nationwide for the honor. Clark accepted the award on behalf of the company from Brian Ross, chief investigative correspondent for ABC News. (Watch the video: http://www.wral.com/wral-tv/video/6198960/)

Also in attendance at the annual celebration of the Radio Television News Directors Association were: James F. Goodmon, president and CEO of Capitol Broadcasting Company, Steve Hammel, general manager of WRAL-TV, John Conway, director of creative services for WRAL.com and Jodi Leese Glusco, managing editor of the web site.

Murrow Award
The WRAL team celebrates the win: (l to r) Corp’s Jim Goodmon, WRAL-TV’s Steve Hammel & WRAL.com’s Jodi Glusco, John Clark & John Conway.
WRAL.com‘s big moment: the Murrow Award is announced and presented.

The RTNDA, which has been presenting Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievements in electronic journalism since 1971, announced a name change Monday at the banquet. RTNDA will become RTDNA, the Radio Television Digital News Association. It was the second name change for the organization founded in 1946 as the National Association of Radio News Directors; it became RTNDA in 1952.

Stacey Woelfel, chairman of RTDNA, explained the group is not only geared to serve news directors. “RTDNA is for all electronic journalists,” he said. “RTDNA will also be for all electronic journalists, including the newest members of our newsrooms working on the digital platforms.”

You can find more photos, interviews and a live blog from the evening at: http://www.rtdna.org/.

Thanks to CBC NMG’s Jodi Glusco for this capcom story & these capcom photos.



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