Michigan Radio's 'The Environment Report' wins 2010 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 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award. The Environment Report received the award for Best Audio News Series in the Radio Network category for "Dioxin Delays". In the five part series, The Environment Report's Shawn Allee investigated Dow Chemical and the on-going problem of dioxin contamination in mid-Michigan. The reports looked at who has been affected by the contamination, why it has taken so long to clean up, how dioxin research has affected the clean up, and what this case means for other polluted areas around of the country. The series was originally broadcast in November, 2009.
The Environment Report was the only radio news organization in Michigan to receive a 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award. Among the other organizations competing in the Radio Network category were NPR, CBS Radio News, CNN and AP Radio News. This award is the second national Murrow Award that The Environment Report has received. The news service also received a National Murrow Award in 2002 for a report entitled "Mallard Ducks on the Decline."
The Murrow Award recognizes the "best of the best", and is considered one of the most prestigious awards in electronic journalism. In all, 59 news organizations across the country were selected to receive National Murrow awards.
Been missing "Folks Like Us," the popular regional acoustic-music program that WDET canceled late last year? Matt Watroba -- the host of that show and a well-known area singer and musician -- will guest host for Jeremy Baldwin on "The Roots Music Project" this Saturday on WEMU, the station announced. "The Roots Music Project" airs from noon-2 p.m. Saturday on WEMU (89.1-FM), the public radio station at Eastern Michigan University... Matt Watroba to guest host on WEMU this Saturday (Wed, 6/16)