KCSN News Department Wins Three Edward R. Murrow Awards
(NORTHRIDGE, Calif., May. 19th, 2010) ―
Cal State Northridge’s KCSN News Department has won three regional “Edward R. Murrow” awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
For the fifth time, KCSN News received the award for “Overall Excellence,” as well as for “Audio Reporting: Hard News” and “Audio Newscast.” Previous “Overall Excellence” wins were in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007.
The KCSN News Department has now garnered a total of 32 regional “Edward R. Murrow” awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association.
“The latest accomplishments demonstrate that the broadcast journalism students are well trained and consistently capable of delivering professional quality radio in-depth news coverage that meets the highest standards of writing, research, editing, narration and recording techniques,” said Keith Goldstein, KCSN’s news director.
The news department also won the award for “Best Newscast” in September 2009 for a broadcast of the 30-minute news program, “The Evening Update.” That evenings’ news segments included “Los Angeles Fire Department Budget Cuts” by journalism student Samantha Minton, “School Nutrition” by journalism student Kristyn Fryrear, “Bartering in a Tough Economy”, by journalism student Jason Rose, “Habitat for Humanity”, by journalism student Climesha McDaniel, “Preview of the Cal State Northridge Women’s Basketball Team” by journalism student Sonia Esquer, “Dog Fighting”, by journalism student Cynthia Garcia, “Pasadena Police Shooting”, by journalism student Katherine Opitz and a health segment.
Broadcast journalism student Matt Johnson received the award for “Hard News Reporting” for his story on “Teacher Layoffs and Budget Cuts.”
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.