I am excited to share with you the wonderful news that WBUR was honored this week with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards were presented Monday night in New York City by the Radio Television Digital News Association, the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism.
At WBUR, we strive to achieve excellence in journalism every day and are proud to have these two powerful pieces of reporting singled out for special recognition:
Winner for Audio Investigative Reporting - Anatomy of a Bad Confession
An exclusive report investigating the the coercive power of police detectives to extract the confession of a minor. Reporter: David Boeri. Editor: Martha Little. Engineers: George Hicks, Missy Webb. Listen to the story.
Winner for Use of Sound - New BSO Conductor Teaches Kids To Love Classical Music, One Wisecrack At A Time
A profile of the "wildly interactive" BSO's Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins. Reporter: Sacha Pfeiffer. Editor: Martha Little. Engineer: Mike Garth. Listen to the story.
It's my pleasure to congratulate the WBUR newsroom on these accolades -- and to thank you for your generous support to WBUR, which makes these journalistic endeavors possible. I welcome your comments and feedback.
General Manager, WBUR
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