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Six Media General TV Stations Earn 15 Regional Murrow Awards

Stocks in this article: MEG

RICHMOND, Va., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG), a local broadcast television and digital media company, announced today that six of its television stations have won 15 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. In three of the five multi-state regions in which Media General stations compete, three won the prestigious Overall Excellence award:  WVTM in Birmingham, Ala., WJAR in Providence, R.I., and WSAV in Savannah, Ga. WSAV received the Overall Excellence honor for the fifth time in six years.  Media General stations won multiple awards in all five regions.

"Local news is Media General's franchise. Every day, our news teams make a positive impact on the communities they serve through tenacious reporting and compelling storytelling," said George L. Mahoney, president and chief executive officer. "I am proud to see them recognized for their commitment to outstanding journalism."

"I congratulate our six stations who have been recognized with regional Edward R. Murrow awards for providing excellent local news reporting to our communities," said Donna M. Reed, Media General's vice president-content. "Our news teams' focus on journalistic excellence was showcased in the moving stories they covered so well."

The Radio Television Digital News Association presented the following 2013 Edward R. Murrow regional awards to Media General television stations:

Region 8 ( Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia)

Small Market: WJHL, Tri-Cities, TN/VA

  • Investigative Reporting: "Bad Bob's Barbeque," which proved that employees of a local restaurant were owed back wages.

Large Market: WNCN, Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

  • Newscast: "Poison in the Water in Wake Forest," which exposed contaminated water in a Wake Forest, N.C., community.

Region 9 ( Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi)

Large Market: WVTM, Birmingham, Ala.

  • Overall Excellence
  • Breaking News: "Clay Tornados," which covered the aftermath of deadly tornados that ripped through Clay-Chalkville, Ala. 
  • Investigative Reporting: "The Acker Report," which investigated why a local teacher was still in the classroom after prior accusations of abuse. 

Region 10 ( Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont)

Small Market: WJAR, Providence, R.I.- New Bedford, MA

  • Overall Excellence
  • Continuing Coverage: "38 Studios," which broke the story of the financial problems at former Major League pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company, lured to Rhode Island by lawmakers with a $75 million loan guarantee. 
  • Investigative Reporting: "School Fire Inspections," which showed that Providence public schools had gone years, sometimes a decade, without proper fire inspections. 

Region 12 ( Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia)



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