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The Radio Television Digital News Association has awarded Wyoming Public Radio reporter Addie Goss a 2010 regional Edward R. Murrow award.
RTNDA says Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. The award for best use of sound is for Goss' report about the Darwin Ranch in western Wyoming.
The Darwin Ranch is a "magic place," Goss says.
"The landscape is extraordinary -- the ranch is set in a meadow valley with the Gros Ventre Mountains rising to the west, and the Gros Ventre River wandering by," Goss says. "But it's the people who started the ranch, and the people who have been visiting for decades, who make the place magical. The challenge of the story was describing this incredible landscape through radio, while giving a sense of many people's characters in a short stretch of radio time. Close attention to sounds was what made that possible."
Goss says she is pleased to receive such recognition.
"I have been very fortunate at Wyoming Public Radio to have the freedom to produce these in-depth feature stories and to receive careful, patient editing from brilliant reporters," she says.
WPR News Director Bob Beck says, "Addie has a very creative mind. She can tell stories through sound unlike anyone who has worked here. This honor is richly deserved." It is WPR's second Murrow award in the last three years.
Regional winners automatically become eligible for the national awards competition, which will be judged in early June. The national Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented in October at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York City.
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable and other digital media in more than 30 countries.
Listeners can hear the winning segment at http://contests.rtdna.org/entries/public_view/1357.
For a complete list of stations, programs and other information about WPR, visit the Web site at www.wyomingpublicradio.net. To listen online, go to "WPR Streams" on the home page.