WICHITA, Kansas – KSN has won the Regional Murrow Award for Best Website. This prestigious honor is one of the most respected in the broadcast industry, and represents the KSN news team’s relentless pursuit of excellence in journalism. For Kansas viewers, the constant access to up-to-the-minute and in-depth information online can be a lifesaver and further exemplifies that We’ve Got Your Back.
The Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Website is an honor identifying a website that best disseminates timely news and information, maximizes online technologies to inform and educate the public and enhances the public debate about important daily issues.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow himself set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. One of the stories singled out for submission was Stephanie Bergmann’s investigation into the hidden dangers of radon gas in Kansas homes.
“What we do every day at KSN is look out for people with relevant, beneficial, sometimes even lifesaving information,” said KSN President and General Manager Erik Schrader. “Being a news organization in 2015 isn’t about a single broadcast, it’s about accessibility each and every moment. And unlike a newscast where we are bound by time, there are no limits to the additional story content we can – and do – put online. In an age where the media is under even closer scrutiny, the website allows our journalists to be even more transparent about their research and investigations while giving our viewers and users even more information at their fingerprints, so they can draw their own conclusions.”
KSN will now compete against 13 other regional winners for the National Murrow Award to be announced in June.