WUFT, VPR led pubcasters in regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

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Among the 54 public stations receiving regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for electronic journalism, WUFT-FM of Gainesville, Fla., won eight, and Vermont Public Radio captured seven.

Five additional pubradio stations — KUNC, Greeley, Colo.; South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB); KCCU, Lawton, Okla.; WBUR, Boston; and WITF, Harrisburg, Pa. — each won six Murrows in regional RTDNA competitions among broadcast and online news outlets.

Awards for overall excellence among large market stations went to KUT in Austin, Texas, and WUNC in Chapel Hill, N.C., while WUFT and Alabama Public Radio were recognized among small-market stations in their regions.

The Radio Television Digital News Association honored broadcasters across 13 multistate U.S. regions for outstanding news reporting. Winners in large- and small-market divisions of each region now compete for national Murrow Awards, to be announced this summer.

A full listing of regional Murrow recipients by region is on RTDNA’s site.

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