Actions wins award for best TV station website in four-state region

Posted at 6:23 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-25 18:23:15-04 won the Edward R. Murrow Award for best large market TV station website in our four-state region.

The region includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. The Murrow Awards are determined by a panel of judges from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

WCPO now competes for the national Murrow Award for best website.

WCPO’s entry showcased a variety of breaking news, investigative and feature journalism.

Among the items included in the entry were:

  • WCPO and the Scripps Washington Bureau’s investigated problems at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
  • Childhood Saved featured a graphic novel approach to telling one family’s story of poverty and addiction.
  • Undecided used video, text and a podcast to tell the story of undecided voters.
  • When President Trump visited Cincinnati in December -- the first stop on his “Thank You” tour across America -- traffic became the No. 1 story.
  • We took a deep look at the broken system for treating heroin addiction.
  • Response to the heroin epidemic raised many questions in the black community about how the opioid epidemic is being handled compared to the crack epidemic of the 1980s and 90s.

In addition to that award, WCPO’s high school sports reporter, Mike Dyer, won the award for the “News” category for the largest market division of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association annual awards. Mike’s entry was about former Oak Hills wrestling coach Dick Roche.