6 News wins three Murrow awards


6 News has been honored with three regional Murrow awards – one of the more prestigious awards in broadcast journalism.

The station won three awards:

WLNS went up against other smaller market TV stations (size 50 and up – Lansing is market 113) in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.

The awards are organized by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

“We are delighted to honor the great work being done by local newsrooms,” said RTDNA Chair Kathy Walker. “Whether the winning entries come from a large team of journalists in a big city, or from a single, dedicated reporter in a small town, each demonstrates the value of exceptional journalism.”

6 News now goes up against the winners of other regions for a national Murrow award. The national winners will be announced in June.

The Murrows add to several other awards the station won for its work in 2015. 6 News won 16 out of 30 possible awards from the Associated Press in Michigan and 11 of the 24 possible news awards from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. The station will find out whether those are first or second place awards at separate events in May.

The AP awards also include wins for Public Service for the Men’s Health series, Digital Presence for wlns.com, and Best Newscast for two other shows: one ran the day of a crash at Mid-Michigan Physicians, the other covered the governor’s inauguration and MSU’s last second Cotton Bowl win on January 1, 2015.

The MAB awards also included wins for Community Involvement (an entry that included the Men’s Health series), and the Mid-Michigan Physicians newscast, as well as breaking news, investigative work, sports, and both weather awards.

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