WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKYT) – The Radio Television Digital News Association announced Tuesday WKYT is the winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award for best website.
“I’m proud that our team was recognized for the relentless effort we put into wkyt.com,” said Chris Mossman, WKYT vice president and general manager. “ It’s a never ending responsibility to stay current in the digital world on a 24/7 basis and our newsroom is up to the challenge.”
WKYT’s latest win marks the third time since 2010 the station received honors for best website.
"Remarkable journalism is being done every day in newsrooms across this country," said RTDNA Chair Vincent Duffy. "We're proud to recognize the most outstanding ways journalists are keeping the public informed, holding the powerful accountable and enhancing the quality of life in their communities."
"Those who want proof of the important role journalists play in our society need only look at the work we highlight with the Edward R. Murrow Awards," added RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender. "This is where real news happens."
This year, RTDNA awarded 751 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 16 categories, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Excellence in Innovation. RTDNA received nearly 4,300 entries during the 2017 awards season.
In the Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, WKYT is judged against television stations in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Regional winners advance to compete on the national level.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession.