Dave Thompson wins Murrow Award

Friday, April 17, 2009

Category: Radio

FARGO, N.D., April 17, 2009—Prairie Public Broadcasting’s news director, Dave Thompson, has been honored with an award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. His story “Hillary-Votes” won a regional Murrow Award, named for the famed journalist Edward R. Murrow. The story will advance to the national competition.

Thompson will receive the award at a ceremony (when where?)

The award-winning story examined the Hillary Clinton’s campaign efforts to get North Dakota Democrats to change their minds after Obama won the Presidential preference caucus.

Thompson’s story is the third Murrow that Prairie Public’s radio newsroom has won. Thompson won an award in 1994 for “Medina: Ten Years Later,” and reporter Todd McDonald won an award in 2006 for “Get Moving.”


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