CHICAGO (June 19, 2018) – WBEZ 91.5FM, Chicago’s NPR news station, has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association with a 2018 National Murrow Award in the Hard News Category for its story “For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life in Prison” by WBEZ’s Max Green.
The National Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious awards in broadcast and digital news that recognize outstanding achievements in journalism. Earlier this year, WBEZ received Regional Murrow Awards in the Region 7 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio) Large Market Radio category for this hard news feature as well as three other stories:
- Every Other Hour, WBEZ’s series on Chicago’s gun violence epidemic, for the Continuing Coverage category
- Curious City: Chicago’s Nazi Neighborhood, for the Excellence in Innovation category
- Every Other Hour: Can you help me?, for the Writing category
Visit RTDNA to see a full list of 2018 National Murrow Awards winners.