June 12th, 2012

CNN Honored with Two Edward R. Murrow Awards

Today, the RTNDA announced that CNN will be honored with two Edward R. Murrow Awards. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. CNN’s honors for 2012 are:

Video News Series – Homs: City Under Siege
These series of reports were one of the closest and earliest looks CNN audiences had of the conditions in the restive city of Homs, Syria*.

Use of Video – Joplin Gawkers
Bob Crowley, Senior Photojournalist, brings to viewers the message that one Joplin, Missouri, resident had for gawking motorists

In all, 67 news organizations are being honored with 99 National  Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards will be presented at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York on October 8, 2012.


*CNN continues to cover Syria despite the Syrian government restricting access to international journalists, including CNN. Here’s a look at some of CNN’s recent reports on Syria:

CNN’s Hala Gorani talks to photojournalist and war photographer, Robert King, about the shocking images he captured in Syria, in what he describes as a “small slice of horror.” June 12

CNN’s Ivan Watson investigates the impact sanctions are having on once bustling commercial hubs in Syria.  June 11

CNN’s Candy Crowley speaks with Sen. John McCain, who says the U.S. is standing by watching people “being tortured, raped…it is shameful we’re not helping.” June 11

CNN’s Arwa Damon reports on the fierce and widespread clashes that have broken out in Damascus, causing speculation that Assad’s grip may be slipping. June 9

CNN’s Arwa Damon discusses the violence in Syria and a gruesome video of one massacre’s aftermath.  June 7

CNN’s Arwa Damon reports on exclusive video obtained by CNN that shows rebel fighters taking on Syrian government forces in Homs, Syria. June 6

Awards / Syria