Tissue Donor Story Wins Edward R. Murrow Award
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Last year, Lifebanc partnered with WVIZ and WCPN for a 10 day series to promote and educate about organ, eye and tissue donation through television, radio and web. One of the stories was done by reporter David C. Barnett in which he interviewed several Lifebanc staff members about the death and donation of his brother Frank. The title of the piece was “Frank’s Donation”. The story has won the prestigious 2012 National Edward Murrow Award in the Radio Large Market Feature Reporting Category.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession. You can listen to the story “Frank’s Donation” by clicking below.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) named 90.3 WCPN ideastream as the winner of the 2012 National Edward R. Murrow Award in the Radio Large Market Feature Reporting Category for “Frank’s Donation,” which was written and produced by ideastream’s David C. Barnett. “Frank’s Donation” reveals Barnett’s very personal journey through the process of organ donation after the sudden death of his brother, Frank. [Listen to the feature now] A story of personal loss and renewal, the piece includes actual recordings of conversations Barnett had with the organ recovery specialists as they were about to operate on his brother and illuminates the process and benefits of organ donation. 90.3 WCPN has garnered several Regional Murrow Awards through the years (including two Regional Murrow Awards this year for “Frank’s Donation” in the Feature Reporting and Writing categories), this is the first National Edward R. Murrow Award presented to the station. In all, 67 news organizations were honored with 99 National Edward R. Murrow Awards.
National Edward R. Murrow Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Awards
* Best Feature Reporting “Frank’s Story” David C. Barnett, 90.3 WCPN ideastream