Today the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) recognized CNN with six National Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievement in the following categories:
CNN's Reporting from Inside Syria
Reporting: Hard News (Radio)
When Police Shoot
Reporting: Hard News (TV)
Nick Paton Walsh's Reporting from Inside Syria
Use of Sound/Video
Saturday Night Fever's Brooklyn Legacy
Sandy: Memories of the Jersey Shore
View the entire list of winners here.
CNN Digital nabbed four Society for Features Journalism Awards – including two first-place wins – which honor the craft of feature writing and the people who do it for a living at news organizations and wire services. The awards won are listed below:
1st place in Integrated Storytelling: The Undecided
1st place in Video Storytelling: Journeying home to tell my truth
2nd place in Series/Project: Race, Identity and Politics Series
3rd place in General Feature: Saving Aesha
Winners will be honored at SFJ’s national conference at Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. On October 9-12.
Full list of winners here.
CNN will be honored with the Overseas Press Club's David Kaplan Award for 'Damascus Undercover' at a ceremony Wednesday night in New York City.
OPC remarks: "CNN’s harrowing reporting from Damascus represents true bravery in the face of danger. The reporter and crew, unable to identify themselves in order to protect their Syrian helpers, uncovered fresh killings of civilians by the Syrian Army. Their work provides an all too important voice to those who have been oppressed and have survived some of the most horrific conditions of war, all the while putting their own personal safety at risk."
About 'Damascus Undercover': CNN obtained extraordinary access to life in Syria over an extensive period of time late last summer. The CNN correspondent behind this series of reports has not been named for safety reasons.
See the complete list of 2013 winners here.
CNN has won 13 National Headliner Awards – including four first-place finishes – across broadcast and online categories. Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, these awards recognize journalistic merit across the communications industry.
See the complete list of CNN's winning reports after the jump.
CNN is a multiple winner of the 2012 Investigative Reporters & Editors Awards in the breaking news and multiplatform categories, it was announced today by the IRE. These annual awards, which recognize the most outstanding watchdog journalism of the year, selected CNN's coverage of the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi as an IRE Medal winner and CNN Digital's investigation of slavery in Mauritania in 'Slavery's Last Stronghold.'
The Judges highlighted CNN senior international correspondent Arwa Damon's "courageous reporting" in Benghazi, saying it "provided valuable context about the milieu in which the consulate attack occurred."
For Mauritania, the Judges said 'Slavery's Last Stronghold' upholds "the highest ideals of journalism," recognizing the covert reporting of CNN Digital reporters John D. Sutter and Edythe McNamee.
Full judges' comments after the jump.
Today CNN was honored with a 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage inside Syria and Homs in 2012. Recognizing excellence and meritorious work in journalism, the Peabodys described CNN's coverage of Syria as "thorough, voluminous and well-contextualized."
From the George Foster Peabody Awards:
CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria & Homs 2012 (CNN)
As political unrest in Syria disintegrated in civil war, CNN’s news teams provided unmatched eyewitness documentation, analysis and context.
London, 21 February 2012: Last night at the Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards, CNN International was crowned News Channel of the Year, beating off competition from the BBC and Sky News.
The network’s treatment of stories over the past year, from the intensifying conflict in the Middle East and the travails of the Eurozone, through to elections in the United States, Europe, and Asia, via extreme weather, the Olympics, the Diamond Jubilee and more, won the votes of the RTS jury.
Tony Maddox, Executive Vice President of CNN International, said: "The determination and fearlessness of our reporting is an immense source of pride for me, and this award is testament to those qualities. To be recognised by our peers in this way is also a great honour. Professional journalism has a more important role than ever in today’s changing world, and the succinct, powerful coverage we’ve delivered underlines that value to our audiences.” FULL POST
London, 21st November 2012: Last night, the combined efforts of CNN Digital and CNN International saw the network triumph at the Foreign Press Association Media Awards, winning three categories. CNN won the Print & Web Feature, Arts & Culture, and Story of the Year by a Full Member of the FPA awards.
The CNN documentary World’s Untold Stories: Secrets of the Belfast Project won News Story of the Year by a full FPA member. The judges described the documentary as “absolute dynamite, a terrific story and a fine piece of journalism".
The Arts & Culture award was given to Leonardo – The Lost Painting, a documentary that explored the story behind the recent discovery of a Leonardo da Vinci painting. Judges praised the “love and lingering interest” that had gone into the piece, describing it as “a very well done cultural story”.
The Print & Web Feature award was clinched by Mauritania: Slavery’s Last Stand – a CNN Digital feature that revealed the shocking extent of slavery in modern Mauritania. The judges remarked that the piece was “in some ways the most convincing and best edited of all the categories". FULL POST
CNN Digital claimed four EPPY Awards yesterday from Editor & Publisher, which has been giving out EPPYs for 17 years. The EPPYs are international awards given to the best media-affiliated websites across 30 diverse categories.
CNN won for:
Click for the full results and EPPY press release.