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Published May 14, 2021
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has awarded Wyoming Public Media three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Wyoming Public Media is in the small market category in a region that includes all radio stations in Wyoming, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.
Among the most prestigious awards in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community.
Wyoming Public Media won first place in the feature category for a story by former reporter Savannah Maher on the concerns many Native Americans have with the One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander.
Cooper McKim won for a new category called Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for his story called “Reconstruction Of Chinese History In Wyoming: A Work-In-Progress.”
Taylar Stagnar’s story, titled “The Small-Town Drag Queen,” was featured on Wyoming Public Media’s podcast “The Modern West” and won the award for Best Podcast.
“In the past year, we have tried to increase our coverage on issues surrounding diversity, race and inclusion,” says Wyoming Public Media News Director Bob Beck. “So, it’s gratifying to see those efforts reflected with these awards.”
Since 2007, Wyoming Public Media has won 26 regional and one national Murrow award. All three stories will now compete for the national award in their categories, which will be announced this fall.
Based at the University of Wyoming, Wyoming Public Media is Wyoming’s public radio/media statewide network, operating four FM channels and online services.