Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"The Environment Report" wins national Edward R. Murrow Award

"The Environment Report" from Michigan Radio has been recognized for excellence in broadcast journalism by the Radio Television Digital News Association with a 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award.

The program received the award for Best Audio News Documentary in the Radio: Large Market category for "Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future."


Listen to the Murrow Award-winning series "Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future."

In the series, Mark Brush, Rebecca Williams, Lester Graham and Shawn Allee take an in-depth look at the future of coal in this country and the true costs of our dependence on coal. The series explores the role that coal plays in our lives and in the lives of those who depend on coal mining for a living, and takes a closer look at the technologies that promise to deliver coal into the new green economy.

"The Environment Report" was the only news organization in Michigan to receive a 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award, and one of seven public radio stations nationwide. This award is the program's third national Murrow Award.

The Murrow Award recognizes the "best of the best," and is considered one of the most prestigious awards in electronic journalism. In all, 49 news organizations across the country were selected to receive National Murrow awards.

The Radio Television Digital News Association is the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession, consisting of more than 3,000 news directors, news associates, educators and students.

"The Environment Report" is a locally produced program from Michigan Radio committed to revealing the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives of people in Michigan. It airs on Michigan Radio every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:55 am and 5:45 pm.