KCET Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED' Receives First National Edward R. Murrow Award | KCET
KCET Weekly Series 'SOCAL CONNECTED' Receives First National Edward R. Murrow Award
BURBANK, CA - June 12, 2014 - KCETLink,
the national independent public media organization,
is pleased to announce that it has been honored with its first National Edward
R. Murrow Award® by the Radio Television Digital
News Association (RTDNA) for its weekly news series, SOCAL CONNECTED.
to Cheer About", which explored the dangers young women face in
cheerleading, won for best sports reporting in the large market television
category. The segment was produced by Angela Shelley; Laura Ling, reporter; Alicia Clark,
associate producer; Michael Bloecher, editor.
This year, RTDNA awarded 98 national Edward R. Murrow Awards in 13 categories
including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting and more.
RTDNA received more than 4,000 entries during the 2014 awards season, surpassing
2013 by more than 500 entries and setting an all-time record for entries in
what proved to be one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons
in RTDNA history.
awards will be presented at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City on
October 6, 2014.
Currently in its sixth season, SOCAL CONNECTED is
anchored by 15-time Emmy-Award winner, Val Zavala. Contributors to SOCAL
CONNECTED include science journalist Cara Santa Maria, reporters Derrick
Shore and Jennifer Sabih, documentary filmmaker Nic Cha Kim and writer Nick
CONNECTED airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and repeats Fridays at 8 p.m. and
Sundays at 6:30 p.m. Weekly segments are also available online at socalconnected.org.
ABOUT SOCAL CONNECTED
SoCal Connected, winner of a
Peabody and two duPont Awards, 20 Emmy® Awards, 24 Golden Mikes, 47 LA Press
Club Awards, two Gracie Awards, and one national and four regional Edward R.
Murrow Awards, including Best News Documentary and Los Angeles Magazine's
"Best New Local TV Program" of 2009, airs exclusively on KCET. For
more information, to view episodes online or to leave comments, please visit www.socalconnected.org.
SoCal Connected is made possible through the generous support of The
Ahmanson Foundation, Chapman University and the MaddocksBrown Foundation.
KCETLink is the national independent public
transmedia organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media.
A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally
via satellite on DirecTV (375) and DISH (9410), in Southern and Central
California via broadcast, as well as through various digital delivery
systems. The combined organization reaches a wide broadcast audience that
includes Link TV's 33 million satellite subscribers and KCET's 5.6 million
households in Southern and Central California.
RTDNA is the world's largest professional
organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents
local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more
than 30 countries.