Texas Standard Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award

National award honors “Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting.”

By Texas StandardJune 20, 2017 3:32 pm

The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism. Texas Standard won the News Documentary award in the Large Market Radio category for “Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting.” The hour-long special program, produced by host David Brown and Associate Managing Producer Laura Rice, takes an in-depth look at the 1966 sniper attack on the University of Texas-Austin campus.

KUT Radio in Austin, where Texas Standard is based, won a Murrow award for Excellence in Social Media, and KERA Radio in Dallas won the Excellence in Video honor for “One Crisis Away: Rebuilding a Life – Jennifer Anderson.”