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MPR News Wins Two National RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards

June 24, 2015

(St. Paul, Minn)--June 24, 2015) MPR News today is honored to receive two national RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards. For the third year in a row, MPR News has won for having the best website in a large market. It also being recognized for its documentary "Betrayed by Silence" which reported on the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

"Winning the Edward R. Murrow Award for the third year running validates the excellent work performed every day by our journalists," said Jon Gordon, MPR News digital news director.

About MPR News: MPR News has long been recognized as one of the foremost journalistic organizations in the Upper Midwest, reaching news consumers across all platforms. Reaching more than 500,000 listeners each week, the MPR News radio signal can be heard by 95 percent of Minnesotans, it distributes stories daily to 35 newspapers statewide, shares news coverage with KARE 11 - Minnesota's largest television station -and has news bureaus around the state and in Washington, D.C. More at mprnews.org. Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio. Data are estimates only.

About the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards: The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. This year, RTDNA awarded 673 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 14 categories, out of an all-time record of more than 4,200 entries, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Website. Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. National awards, including those for network news organizations, will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on October 12. ###

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